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Japanese say COVID-19 support for business is lacking: survey

TOKYO — The Japanese government is not giving companies the support they need to endure the coronavirus-induced downturn, according to a recent survey by public relations company Kekst-CNC.

Only 13% of respondents said the government is giving sufficient backing to business, while 58% replied it was not enough. Even so, 60% said they would rather see Japan focus on limiting the spread of the coronavirus, instead of avoiding a recession with a premature economic reopening.

The survey of 1,000 adults each in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Sweden and Japan was conducted April 27-May 1.

The survey also recorded unusually

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