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Japan to groom national parks as destinations for 'workcations'

Restless remote workers seen as cure for local economies sickened by coronavirus

Japan is promoting workcations in national parks and hot spring resorts, a move that may benefit all stakeholders. (Photo courtesy of Shinanomachi Nomad Work Center in Nagano Prefecture)

TOKYO -- Japan will begin to promote "workcations" -- working in vacation-like settings -- in 34 national parks and 80 hot spring resorts across the nation in response to increased remote work and decreased tourism due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

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