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Posted on May 7, 2017 – 1:59 pmNo Comment | 427 views

This government initiative encourages Japanese firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of every month so that they spend money on shopping and leisure to help boost the economy. Japan has traditionally had a problem with workaholics and this push by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration hopes to reduce working hours and crack down on excessive overtime.

“In creative industries like ours, inspiration won’t come just from staying in the office for a long time. But take some time off, breathe new air and see new things and the ideas will come, and you’ll be refreshed when you come back on Monday.” ~Etsuko Tsugihara, CEO, Sunny Side Up Inc.

 

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