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Over two years since the start of the outbreak, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on airlines, with companies keeping seconded aviation personnel in roles on the ground.

One of those is All Nippon Airways Co. flight attendant Shion Yokohata, 25, who after the start of the pandemic was voluntarily seconded to the independent Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, which aims to boost competition in the intercity transport market, where she works as a public relations officer.

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