Imagine this: Thursday evening hits and you’re ready for the weekend. Sound good? Well, a decent chunk of Japan thinks so.

In 2019, the recruitment agency Mynavi conducted a survey asking businesspeople what they thought of a three-day weekend. Only 6% of respondents said they were against the idea, while nearly 50% replied that they were totally for it. A third also agreed with the idea that seeing as though the Japanese economy is in the shape it’s in, it’s futile to work so hard.

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