Yoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: HandoutYoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: Handout
Yoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus: work obsessed Japanese learn to take things easy, with a ‘workation’

  • Tokyo hopes by encouraging people to take working vacations it can help the domestic travel industry and the wider economy recover from Covid-19
  • The idea is also helping the country’s notoriously hard workers to overcome feelings of guilt about taking time off

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Yoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: HandoutYoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: Handout
Yoshimasa Higashihara, an assistant manager with Japan Airlines, enjoys a ‘workation’ in Osaka. Photo: Handout
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