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One-hundred Lawson stores to close on New Year’s Day amid Japan’s labor crunch

via The Japan Times    Oct 10, 2019
Credit : JIJI

Convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc. said Wednesday that it will close around 100 outlets, less than 1 percent of its nationwide network of over 14,000 stores, on Jan. 1, 2020.

The closure will be carried out on a trial basis as part of work-style reforms, Lawson said.