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The distance of Japanese relocations is getting shorter, indicating that moves are not prompted by job transfers, but to change residence -- often for a bigger one.

Remote work lifts demand in Japan for bigger residences

Over half of relocations are to more spacious houses, prompted by COVID

KAZUYA MANABE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Demand for relocation services is growing in Japan, despite a declining trend in job transfers amid the prolonged impact of COVID-19 infections, as work-from-home practices are prompting people to move to more spacious residences.

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