/ 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 ...

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

Apr 16, 2017

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

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Amanda used to work part-time for major delivery firm Yamato Transport Co., helping out during Japan’s busy traditional gift-sending seasons in summer and winter. But not anymore. “It was just too hard,” she said. “Drivers are not robots. They are human beings. But people ...