Suicide spurs Dentsu to review 'work to death' principle

Nov 19, 2016

Suicide spurs Dentsu to review 'work to death' principle

Advertising giant Dentsu Inc. might erase references to its 10 corporate principles, one of which encourages employees to stick to a goal “even if you are killed,” from the next edition of its corporate pocketbook distributed to new employees. The proposed measure comes amid ...

The unbearable burden of 24/7 work

| Nov 5, 2016

The unbearable burden of 24/7 work

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There was no nonsense about the 1990s in Japan. The economy had crashed, the bubble had burst. “The age of human relationships is over,” declared a corporate executive to Aera magazine in 1996, defending the cost-cutting layoffs then gathering speed. “This is the era ...

Dentsu units probed by labor authorities over employee's suicide

Oct 18, 2016

Dentsu units probed by labor authorities over employee's suicide

Labor authorities have conducted inspections at four subsidiaries of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. following the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old female employee last December, the labor ministry said Tuesday. It is rare to raid subsidiaries in addition to a parent company over labor practices. ...