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Fujitsu Ltd. said Wednesday it plans to have some 5,000 employees take leave from work for periods ranging from a few months to a year as part of a work-sharing plan to cut personnel costs amid a slump in the information technology sector.

The nation’s largest computer manufacturer plans to introduce the temporary-leave system for workers at its three semiconductor plants in Iwate, Fukushima and Mie prefectures, company officials said.

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