7-Eleven store to continue operating under shorter business hours
Japan Today -- Mar 16
A 7-Eleven convenience franchisee who shortened the store's business hours to 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Feb 1 will continue to operate those hours after the company told him it would not cancel his contract or issue a penalty.

The owner, Sanetoshi Matsumoto, 57, said he closed his store in Higashi-Osaka between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. because he didn't have enough part-time workers. He said he was having to work up to 16 hours a day and feared for his health. Fuji TV reported. Matsumoto was then sued for 17 million yen by 7-Eleven Japan Co for breaching his contract.

However, this week, 7-Eleven Japan Co said it would drop the suit and not cancel its contract with Matsumoto.

News source: Japan Today
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