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 ...

Nov 16, 2016

Keidanren urges member firms to end excessive overtime

The Japan Business Federation on Tuesday called on its 1,300 member companies to take thorough measures to prevent excessive overtime, following the suicide of a female worker due to overwork at advertising firm Dentsu Inc. last year. The move comes as the largest business ...

Nov 9, 2016

Overtime woes at Dentsu

The Dentsu overwork scandal shows the problem of overwork can't be solved through the voluntary efforts of businesses.

Oct 28, 2016

Dentsu may be stripped of 'family-friendly' certification

The labor ministry is considering stripping advertising giant Dentsu Inc. of a certification that shows it is a “family-friendly” company, following the death of several employees from conditions related to overwork. “We want to take strict measures, including taking back (the ministry-given certificate),” Health, ...

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. ...