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Japan's pro sports teams find use for empty stadiums

Baseball and soccer clubs successfully enter the shared office industry

Japan's latest work trend is also its latest big-league sports trend. Fans with corporate jobs are making sure they get to the stadium before game time by showing up in the morning and using the venue as a remote office. (Photo courtesy of Yokohama Stadium)

SAITAMA, Japan -- Pro baseball and soccer teams in Greater Tokyo have hit on a way to make money from their stadiums when the big edifices are not being used for their intended purpose -- let fans use them as a remote work station.

It turns out Tokyoites are willing to pay to pound their keyboards in skyboxes.

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