Avoid ‘coronadivorce’, rent a flat. It’s big in Japan, alright

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Avoid ‘coronadivorce’, rent a flat. It’s big in Japan, alright

Japanese firm finds an escape for couples driven apart by being together, and throws in divorce consultations

Danielle Demetriou

Like many couples, it began when Yui’s husband started working remotely from their small Tokyo flat as coronavirus cases rose across the Japanese capital.

His round-the-clock presence, unusual in a culture that normally expects people to spend more time at work than at home, left the 30-year-old housewife feeling stressed and awkward.

“I didn’t want to see him all the time,” she said...

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