Mar 17, 2017

Step to trim overtime falls short

A new legal cap on overtime will hardly serve as a guarantee to stop the excessively long work hours from causing the deaths and suicides of overworked employees.

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 ...