Japan is one of few countries whose economic policy officially encourages firms to adopt a four-day work week. Why is a country known for long working hours adopting a progressive policy, and could it be an antidote to Japan’s unique labor issues?
Yulina Goto (she/her) is a Japanese undergraduate student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is Japanese and grew up in the US, Japan, Denmark, and Taiwan. In her free time, she is practicing French, singing karaoke in her room, and reading fiction.