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Third of Japan CEOs see 3-month emergency wreaking havoc

Even the country's largest companies see threat to business continuity, Nikkei poll finds

Commuters wearing face masks are seen at Tokyo Station on April 10: A survey of top executives finds a fifth worried about the future of their business if the state of emergency lasts three months. (Photo by Kento Awashima) 

TOKYO -- The spread of the new coronavirus is rattling even Japan's largest companies. 

A Nikkei survey of 130 presidents and chairmen of the nation's biggest companies found that 32.7% feel that there will be an impact to their business continuity if the state of emergency lasted three months.

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