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Japan is well-prepared for teleworking with modern home designs

Clever use of small spaces and livable neighborhoods combine to help

| Japan
A man works as his son whose school closed down plays at their house in Chiba Prefcture, pictured on Mar. 4: for many people this is not an easy situation.   © Reuters

When I heard the news that major Japanese corporations were asking their employees to work from home while their children were simultaneously out of school for weeks, I imagined working mothers I know sitting at their cluttered kitchen tables under fluorescent lights, tapping away at their laptops, the television blaring the children's anime shows a few feet away and the kids themselves constantly interrupting for food and attention.

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