"(Japanese) workers use less than half their paid holidays.
Getting them to take all their time off would create 1.5 million jobs
and pump ¥11.8 trillion a year into the economy,
according to 2002 estimates by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry."
By AKIKO IKEDA and SATOSHI KAWANO
The Japan Times: Saturday,
Sept. 12, 2009
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