Share of companies that implemented remote work due to COVID-19 Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted from May 28 to June 9 2020, a majority of business enterprises in Japan stated that they implemented remote work for the employee after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, up from only around 18 percent in the survey in March. When classified according to the amount of total capital, approximately 83 percent of large businesses and around 51 percent of small-to-medium businesses in Japan introduced the new work style to their employees.

Share of business enterprises in Japan that implemented home office/remote work for employees after the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of June 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

May 28 to June 9, 2020

Number of respondents

18,002 business enterprises

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Did your company implement home office/remote work in order to prevent a further spread of coronavirus?"

Number of business enterprises in the survey
March 2 to 8: n= 15,597
April 23 to May 12: n=21,408

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