Even in the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese won't work from home until Shinzo Abe makes them

Salary men in suits crammed into trains during the rush-hour commute are staple scenes in Tokyo.
Up until a few weeks ago, 52-year-old Hideya Tokiyoshi, who traveled into the capital from neighboring Saitama prefecture for work each day, was among them.
The English-language teacher moved to online lessons after his students grew anxious over the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 46,800 people globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
While Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike has urged the city's 13.5 millionresidents to telework where possible until April 12, and major Japanese companies such as Honda (HMC)Toyota (TM) and Nissan (NSANF)have asked staff to work from home, many employees are still commuting into the capital, where subway trains are busy during rush hour.

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