A Solution to Japan’s Overwork: Sleep in an Upright ‘Nap Box’

By Mia Glass

15 Jul 2022 · 1 min read

Editor's Note

Napping in an upright container sounds pretty uncomfortable but it probably beats locking yourself in the bathroom.

Japan’s Itoki Corp. and Koyoju Gohan KK are partnering to release vertical “nap boxes” to help bring a healthier office culture to the country.

The partnership was born out of a business-matching event where Tokyo-based Itoki, a furniture specialist, came in contact with plywood supplier Koyoju Gohan from Hokkaido. The two signed a license agreement on Thursday and Koyoju Gohan is now in the design process for the nap box. Pricing and availability haven’t yet been decided.

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