Mar 25, 2017

84% of Japan's top companies rethinking their working hours

Seventy-two of 86 major Japanese companies are changing or re-examining their working hours, a survey on work-style reforms revealed Friday. The survey by Jiji Press found that tackling the issue is a pressing challenge for corporate Japan. The rethink was spurred by recent revelations ...

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 ...

Jan 19, 2017

Dentsu taps Toshihiro Yamamoto as new president in wake of 'karoshi' case

Dentsu Inc. decided Thursday to promote Senior Vice President Toshihiro Yamamoto to president, replacing Tadashi Ishii who will step down to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a young employee. Under the leadership of 58-year-old Yamamoto, effective Monday, Japan’s top advertising agency faces ...