Feb 5, 2014

Chronic fatigue plagues nursing staff nationwide

by Mami Maruko

Over 70 percent of nursing staff suffer from chronic fatigue, and 75.2 percent thought about quitting their job, according to a nationwide survey of workers in the nursing field. The survey, conducted by the Japan Federation of Medical Workers’ Unions, showed that the work ...

Nov 4, 2013

Bill to seek prevention of 'karoshi'

A nonpartisan group of Diet members has outlined a bill that would require the government to draw up steps to prevent death from overwork, otherwise known as “karoshi,” sources said. The lawmakers, mainly from the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, New Komeito, ...