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Shorter hours spreading to Japan's retail sector

Labor shortage forcing mall, supermarket operators to rethink strategies

TOKYO -- More Japanese retailers are adopting earlier closing times to cope with a deepening labor shortage, worried that the prospect of late-night shifts could scare off potential new workers.

The practice first gained traction among short-staffed restaurant operators, and now the retail sector is being forced to think about the work-life balance. 

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