Japanese firms increasingly adopting flexible working arrangements
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Tokyo, Japan
Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior Reporter 

Japan’s largest employers are increasingly offering their staff four-day working weeks in a bid to attract and retain talent, boost productivity, and improve work-life balance.

In April, multinational conglomerate Hitachi became the latest company to announce it would allow staff to work nine-to-ten hours a day, four days a week. Employees will also be able to take addition time off if they complete their monthly hours early.