|TOKYO TACKLES COMMUTER CONGESTION|
Tokyo is running a new campaign to ease congestion during the morning rush hour.
Train stations are well known for how crowded they can get, especially during the peak morning rush hour between 8 and 9 a.m. The new campaign calls for companies to revise work hours to avoid that morning rush. It also calls for companies to allow employees to work outside the office.
Tokyo's governor was on hand at Japan's busiest station encouraging commuters who avoided the peak hour.
(Yuriko Koike / Tokyo Governor)
"Changing the work culture may help increase productivity and free commuters from jam packed trains. If people actually feel the benefits of a more comfortable environment, the new culture will stick."
Two hundred and sixty organizations are expected to participate in the campaign. It will last for two weeks.