With the spread of the novel coronavirus forcing companies to significantly increase the adoption of remote work, some Tokyoites are starting to wonder if living in the capital is really worth it.

Tokyo may be the center of politics, businesses and culture, but its downsides include high rent, rush hour trains and lack of spacious housing, to name a few.

A drastic shift to telework is giving workers less reason to live in the city, putting the brakes on its ever-growing population — the capital houses about 11 percent of the nation’s population — in a slowdown that could ease the overconcentration that has been a problem for years.