Hiroshi Ono, professor of human resources management at Hitotsubashi University and IPSP Lead Author was recently interviewed by Bloomberg News regarding the need for more flexible work options in Japan during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In this interview Prof. Ono argues that this crisis may ‘turn misfortune into a blessing’, referencing a Japanese proverb in describing the decision to close schools. “It’s an opportunity for more people to be at home, for remote work to be pushed forward, for a more flexible lifestyle to progress.” Read the full interview here.