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Panasonic Corp. is introducing an optional four-day work week, one of a small but growing number of Japanese companies joining the global trend to encourage a good work-life balance.
Amazon.com Inc. piloted a four-day week for select employees in 2018, and consumer-goods giant Unilever PLC in December 2020 started a yearlong trial of the shortened week for its New Zealand staff.
In Japan, a group of lawmakers are discussing a proposal to grant employees a day off in addition to the two break days a week, to protect their well-being.
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