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Only around 37% of firms in the prefectures under Japan’s current state of emergency have met the government’s target of cutting commuters by 70% or more to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a business lobby survey has shown.

Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister in charge of the government’s coronavirus response, held a remote meeting with leaders of the country’s largest business lobby, Keidanren, which released the survey Friday, and other major business bodies. Nishimura requested they push members to more strongly promote teleworking to help meet the target.

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