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Companies in Japan are starting to provide “inflation allowance” to employees, in a bid to alleviate workers’ concerns about rising food, electricity and gasoline prices and allow them to focus on work.

Computer software developer Cybozu has decided to make special lump-sum payments to employees in Japan and abroad in July and August. The amount will range from ¥60,000 to ¥150,000 for workers in Japan, depending on the number of hours worked.

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