Nov 16, 2016

Keidanren urges member firms to end excessive overtime

The Japan Business Federation on Tuesday called on its 1,300 member companies to take thorough measures to prevent excessive overtime, following the suicide of a female worker due to overwork at advertising firm Dentsu Inc. last year. The move comes as the largest business ...

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Nov 13, 2016

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Dentsu Inc.’s branch office in Nagoya received an order from a local labor standards office in August 2010 to stop forcing employees to work illegally long hours, according to sources. Dentsu’s branch in Osaka was issued a similar order by a labor standards office ...

Nov 9, 2016

Overtime woes at Dentsu

The Dentsu overwork scandal shows the problem of overwork can't be solved through the voluntary efforts of businesses.

Mental woes begin in 30s, heart and brain ills in 50s: study

Oct 28, 2016

Mental woes begin in 30s, heart and brain ills in 50s: study

Most people granted workers’ compensation for mental ailments were in their 30s, a survey by a health ministry-affiliated group says. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry reveals the tally and causes of compensation cases every year. But the ministry-linked Japan Organization of Occupational Health ...

Corporate execs should take lead to prevent overwork: Keidanren chief

Oct 25, 2016

Corporate execs should take lead to prevent overwork: Keidanren chief

The head of the Keidanren business lobby has said that corporate executives should take responsibility for preventing harm to employees from issues related to excessive work hours. “Top company (executives) must lead efforts to prevent deaths from overwork,” Sadayuki Sakakibara said Monday at a ...