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Japan's IHI, JR West furlough thousands as demand plummets

Top companies expect slow recovery despite economic reopening

JR West plans to furlough an additional 1,350 workers as train ridership is expected to remain sluggish for the long term.

TOKYO -- Leading Japanese companies including IHI and West Japan Railway have joined the growing ranks of businesses furloughing employees to weather the financial hit from the pandemic, further exacerbating the economic pain for ordinary workers.

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