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Japan to subsidize 100% of salaries at small companies

Program aims to pay 10m laid-off workers their full wages

Many eateries and other small businesses have been asked to shut down or keep shorter hours for now.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is working on a subsidy to ensure that temporarily idled small-business employees receive 100% of their wages during the current state of emergency, Nikkei has learned.

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