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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked Japan’s largest business lobby Wednesday to help reduce the number of commuters through telework, as the increasingly rampant novel coronavirus puts a strain on the country’s medical system.

Meeting Masakazu Tokura, chairman of the Japan Business Federation known as Keidanren, at its office in Tokyo, Suga said: “Telework is an effective countermeasure. It may be difficult for some businesses to implement it, but I ask for your cooperation.”

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