As the pandemic lays waste to traditional mindsets around work, Japan is looking to push ahead with ambitious reforms.

Domestic media have reported that the government plans to include the promotion of a four-day workweek in its Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform that is expected to be approved in June.

If the policy makes it onto the priority list, it will be reflected in next year’s budget and will likely prompt more companies to introduce the four-day workweek option.