/ Apr 25, 2017

Dentsu may face prosecution for overwork suicide

The labor ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and three officials from its offices in Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Labor Standards Law by making employees work overtime beyond legal limits. The move came after a ...

Dentsu to face further scrutiny over excessive overtime

/ Apr 17, 2017

Dentsu to face further scrutiny over excessive overtime

The labor ministry is making arrangements to refer the Dentsu advertising agency and officials at its branch offices to prosecutors for allegedly making employees work illegally long hours, according to sources close to the matter. The ministry’s Tokyo Labor Bureau has already pursued Dentsu’s ...

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 ...