Japanese former leader Abe honoured at divisive state funeral

Akie Abe, widow of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, right, hands off her husband's remains to Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the state funeral at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, on Sept. 27, 2022. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP) Akie Abe, widow of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, right, hands off her husband's remains to Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the state funeral at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, on Sept. 27, 2022. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)

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Global 4-day week pilot was a huge success, organizers say

The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business. After six months, most of the 33 companies and 903 workers trialling the schedule, with no reduction in pay, are unlikely ever to go back to a standard working week, according to the organizers of the global pilot program.

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