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Train-turned-office offers remote working opportunity in Tokyo amid COVID spread04:30

Train-turned-office offers remote working opportunity in Tokyo amid COVID spread

Japan, Tokyo
November 28, 2020 at 03:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The East Japan Railway Company turned its Narita Express train carriages into remote working space amid the coronavirus spread as many companies let their employees work from home, Ryogoku Station, Tokyo on Friday.

This is a trial initiative that will last for two days, allowing people to use the carriages for remote work from 10:00 to 16:00, with the price being 100 yen for 15 minutes, the equivalent of $1 or €0,80.

Socials distancing was also observed, with one of the users noting, "the seats, because they're train seats, so it's narrow, but I started enjoying, and it's rather too much fun for me, so I couldn't do the work I should have done at all."

Another guest, Isayo Hayashi, added, "usually, when I work in the office or at home, I sometimes feel very bored or depressed, but I can work in such a new place without shaking on the train. It makes me feel refreshed and makes my work more enjoyable."

Japan has registered 142,749 cases of the coronavirus with 2,021 deaths related to the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Train-turned-office offers remote working opportunity in Tokyo amid COVID spread04:30
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The East Japan Railway Company turned its Narita Express train carriages into remote working space amid the coronavirus spread as many companies let their employees work from home, Ryogoku Station, Tokyo on Friday.

This is a trial initiative that will last for two days, allowing people to use the carriages for remote work from 10:00 to 16:00, with the price being 100 yen for 15 minutes, the equivalent of $1 or €0,80.

Socials distancing was also observed, with one of the users noting, "the seats, because they're train seats, so it's narrow, but I started enjoying, and it's rather too much fun for me, so I couldn't do the work I should have done at all."

Another guest, Isayo Hayashi, added, "usually, when I work in the office or at home, I sometimes feel very bored or depressed, but I can work in such a new place without shaking on the train. It makes me feel refreshed and makes my work more enjoyable."

Japan has registered 142,749 cases of the coronavirus with 2,021 deaths related to the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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