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Pandemic triggers flight from Tokyo as people work from home

Thousands leave densely populated capital for surrounding cities

About 28,000 people moved out of Tokyo in November 2020, up 19% from the same month last year.

TOKYO -- The coronavirus pandemic has driven thousands out of Tokyo to its suburbs as working from home becomes the new normal.

About 28,000 people moved out of Tokyo in November 2020, up 19% from the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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