Japan looks to jolt consumption by letting workers clock off early
Reuters | Nov. 14, 2016
TOKYO — Hoping to jolt Japan’s limp consumer spending, policymakers and business leaders are considering plans to let workers leave by 3 p.m. on the last Friday of each month to encourage them to shop, dine out and generally spend more…the proposed initiative, dubbed "Premium Fridays"…could begin as early as February.
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