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COVID-19 Zoom boom has changed Japan Inc. forever

Pandemic will speed the end of lifetime employment and other shibboleths

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An employee sits with his daughters as he takes part in a Zoom meeting with colleagues in Tokyo on Apr. 10: working from home is triggering a psychological revolution.   © Getty Images

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

Sometime in 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will recede. But life in Japan's corporate establishment will not revert to the pre-pandemic status quo.

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