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Economy pays tab for Japan Inc's free lunch on overtime

Paying staff for the hours they work could push up consumer spending by 13.4%, calculations show

Tokyo

JAPANESE workers put up with long hours and unpaid overtime under pressure from cost-saving companies, and figures from government, which wants more money in workers' pockets to boost consumer spending, appear to underestimate the problem.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying

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