TOKYO — A Cabinet Office survey on changes in the public’s views and behavior due to the spread of the novel coronavirus has found 34.6% of respondents with jobs and 55.5% of workers in Tokyo’s special wards have experienced teleworking.
The Cabinet Office on June 21 announced the results of the survey, conducted online from May 25 to June 5. Among the 10,128 respondents nationwide, 49.9% said they “became more aware of the importance of family” compared to before coronavirus infections spread in the country.
While 21.9% said they “became more aware of the importance of their jobs,” 31.5% said they “became aware of the significance of non-work related matters.”
By job types, 50.7% of workers from businesses related to education and study support teleworked, while 47.5% of those in finance, insurance and real estate companies did the same. Meanwhile, only 9.8% in the medical, welfare and child care industry, and 17.1% in the agriculture, forestry and