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Pandemic prompts Japan Inc. to question traditional way of working

As workers embrace a virtual approach, changes are here to stay

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A woman takes part in an online drinking session from her home on Apr. 8: younger staff applaud their freedom from the social protocol of having to pour drinks for their bosses.   © Kyodo

Nobuko Kobayashi is Ernst & Young -- Japan -- transaction advisory services managing director and partner.

Two months ago, when some of Japan's largest companies had instituted working from home, not every company was coping well with remote working.

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