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Second jobs, once rare in Japan, are reshaping attitudes about work

TOKYO: Kazuhiro Hasegawa has been driving a taxi in Tokyo for three years. It’s a job he enjoys, despite 18-hour shifts. But recently, he said, it has not been enough to make ends meet. The 4.5 million-4.8 million yen ($41,110-$43,850) a year he makes from his primary job is far short of what he needs to cover a mortgage and university for his son, Hasegawa said. “I have no choice but to work two jobs, as income is unstable,” said Hasegawa, 51, who earns several thousand yen a month from a side job shooting and…