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Japan faces crisis as overwork drains pool of policymakers

Applicants fall and retirements rise as elite civil service jobs lose luster

TOKYO -- Japan's elite bureaucratic jobs, filled by workers long crucial to the country's policymaking, are attracting far fewer applicants as the long, overnight hours exacerbated by the coronavirus drive many of the young employees in these posts to quit.

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