A Japanese businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo railway station. The country has passed legislation to reduce its notoriously long working hours. Photo: AFP
A Japanese businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo railway station. The country has passed legislation to reduce its notoriously long working hours. Photo: AFP
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Japan enacts labour reforms to fix notoriously long working hours, but critics fear it will do the opposite

Legislation sets a cap on overtime, ensures equal pay for equal work, and exempts skilled professional workers with high wages from working-hour regulations

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A Japanese businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo railway station. The country has passed legislation to reduce its notoriously long working hours. Photo: AFP
A Japanese businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo railway station. The country has passed legislation to reduce its notoriously long working hours. Photo: AFP
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