Japan panel proposes capping overtime at 720 hours a year

Feb 15, 2017

Japan panel proposes capping overtime at 720 hours a year

The secretariat of the government’s work reform council has put forward a draft plan to set the legal ceiling on overtime work at 720 hours a year, or 60 hours a month. The government is separately considering setting a monthly overtime limit at 100 ...

Firms ramp up efforts to tackle Japan's overtime culture

Feb 3, 2017

Firms ramp up efforts to tackle Japan's overtime culture

An increasing number of major Japanese companies are strengthening their efforts to reduce overtime work on a voluntary basis, in a break with the culture of long hours at workplaces. More companies have introduced a system of fixed-time intervals between the end of a ...

Jan 19, 2017

Dentsu taps Toshihiro Yamamoto as new president in wake of 'karoshi' case

Dentsu Inc. decided Thursday to promote Senior Vice President Toshihiro Yamamoto to president, replacing Tadashi Ishii who will step down to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a young employee. Under the leadership of 58-year-old Yamamoto, effective Monday, Japan’s top advertising agency faces ...