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Japan debates creating 'backup' city to capital Tokyo

Spreading out ministries and companies would help avoid total shutdown

Tokyo's Kasumigaseki district is the home of many ministries and central-government agencies. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- As Japan adjusts to a new normal of remote work and social distancing, a proposal to disperse governmental and corporate operations across the country has begun to gain traction.

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