Suga asks business lobby for 70% cut in commuters amid pandemic

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday asked a major business lobby in Tokyo to thoroughly implement telework to reduce the number of commuters by 70 percent to cope with the continuing surge in COVID-19 infections. The request to the Japan Association of Corporate Executives known as Keizai Doyukai was made a day after Suga sought a similar action by the country's largest business lobby Keidanren, officially called the Japan Business Federation. In a meeting with Keizai Doyukai Chairman Kengo Sakurada and other members of the business lobby, Suga said, "I would like to ask for your coopera...

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