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Japan proposes 4 day work week for better work life balance


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The Japanese government has just unveiled its annual economic policy guidelines, which include new recommendations that companies permit their staff to opt to work four days a week instead of the typical five.

Japan's famously hard-working salarymen — and, increasingly, salarywomen — are to be encouraged to reduce the amount of time they spend in the office environment as part of the government's initiative to improve the nation's work-life balance.  

 

The recently unveiled annual economic policy guidelines include new recommendations that companies permit their staff to opt to work four days a week instead of the typical five. 

 

The coronavirus pandemic has already brought huge changes to the way that Japanese corporations — many of which are still highly rigid and traditional — go about their business.

 

Political leaders now hope to convince management that flexible working hours, remote working, growing interconnectedness and a host of other developments can be beneficial if they remain in place even after the end of the health crisis.

https://www.dw.com/en/japan-work-life-balance/a-57989053

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I use to work four ten-hour days a week and loved it. I never had to work more than two days in a row without a day off--or three off days straight!

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16 minutes ago, Hammerclaw said:

I use to work four ten-hour days a week and loved it. I never had to work more than two days in a row without a day off--or three off days straight!

I did it too. So much better, productivity and private life. 

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They've earned it, and maybe if hardworking Japan can do it, someday we can have a work life balance that doesn't result in suicide and opium addictions. 

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3 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

They've earned it, and maybe if hardworking Japan can do it, someday we can have a work life balance that doesn't result in suicide and opium addictions. 

I mean I agree with you. I think four day work weeks would be the best for society.

But like, you don't got to be so extreme about it :lol: lol

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