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Coronavirus

Less crowded, but Tokyo loop train is far from empty

More residents need to stay home to reach government's distancing target

Passengers wearing masks ride a train in Tokyo on April 7.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Ridership on central Tokyo's Yamanote train line has fallen 35% on weekday mornings as Japan encourages more people to work from home, but is still far from achieving the government's target to cut person-to-person contact by 80%.

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