Premium Fridays in Japan

Faced with slack consumption and soul-searching over Japan’s notoriously poor work-life balance, the government is asking companies to allow their workers to leave at 3pm on the last Friday of the month.

The hope is that they will use those extra hours of freedom to shop, make an early start to their Friday libations or go on a weekend break.

Does your company have Premium Fridays? Do you think that they are a good idea? Why or why not? Do Homework
What do you (or would you) do with extra time off on a Friday? Do Homework
Can you think of other ways to deal with problems of overworking in Japan? Do Homework