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WeWork Japan weighs move away from leases in expansion push

Focus on managing coworking spaces aims to reduce capital outlays

Under the current business model, WeWork Japan pays rent and foots the bill for outfitting properties as coworking spaces. (Image courtesy of WeWork Japan)

TOKYO -- WeWork Japan is expected to specialize in managing coworking offices, Nikkei has learned, moving away from directly leasing space to reduce its financial exposure while continuing to expand.

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