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Japan traffic volume short of government plea for 70% reduction

Movement of people increases in some areas as smaller companies face pressure

Fewer commuters are seen at the Nagoya Station on Monday , but the reduction is just some 40%, far below the government's "at least 70%" target. (Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- Human traffic volume in Nagoya and a key area of the city of Fukuoka decreased just by 40% on Monday, despite the government's declaration of a nation-wide state of emergency last week.

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