Arab News Japan
TOKYO: An increasing number of Japanese said they feel some degree of fatigue due to the prolonged period of self-restraint as a result of a third state of emergency that started in April.
A survey on lifestyle changes by the Cabinet Office revealed that over 70% of respondents “feel” or “slightly feel” tired due to the pandemic. Most of these respondents were in their 30s or 40s, indicating that the younger generation feel stressed.
The survey, which was reported in the Mainichi newspaper, also found that 30.8% of the respondents nationwide and 53.5% in the 23 wards of Tokyo, were teleworking – a slight increase from the previous survey.
Those who “telework and hardly ever go to office” halved from 10.3% last time to 5.2% this time. The results suggest that the combined use of teleworking and commuting is increasing.