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Japanese shun city centers as coronavirus fears set in

Night population falls 50% in Ginza while office areas see 20% drop during day

Big companies are having staff work from home, stagger commutes and cut back on after-work revelry, moves which have lessened crowds but hammered restaurants and other businesses.

TOKYO -- The new coronavirus is emptying city centers in Japan, with nighttime populations shrinking by half and office districts seeing 20% fewer people during the day, according to a Nikkei analysis.

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