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  • One in three people in Japan don’t get enough sleep
  • One in three people in Japan don’t get enough sleep
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One in three people in Japan don’t get enough sleep

With a culture that emphasises a strong work ethic, the lifestyles of people in Japan are becoming increasingly busy. And it’s stopping them getting sufficient shut-eye. A third of people in the country don’t sleep enough, which can have negative effects on both mental and physical wellbeing.

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