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Japan's convenience store 'rebellion' quelled by job insecurity

Pandemic eases worker shortage that drove rethink of 24-hour model

Applications for part-time work have flooded into 7-Eleven stores amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Yuma Ikeshita)

TOKYO -- When a new Lawson convenience store opened this summer in Tokyo and put out a call for part-time workers, it was deluged with 350 responses.

"Getting applications in the triple digits is scary," a store representative said.

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