Nov 24, 2016

Girl, 16, dead, another injured after falling from Iwate dam

A 16-year-old high school girl was found dead and a 15-year-old seriously injured when they fell from a dam in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, it was revealed Wednesday. The police are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Morioka Fire Department officials found the two ...

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Nov 13, 2016

Dentsu's Nagoya branch was told in 2010 to halt overwork

Dentsu Inc.’s branch office in Nagoya received an order from a local labor standards office in August 2010 to stop forcing employees to work illegally long hours, according to sources. Dentsu’s branch in Osaka was issued a similar order by a labor standards office ...

Nov 5, 2016

Chelsea Manning again attempts suicide in prison, attorney says

Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last ...

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. ...

German officials demand answers after suspect kills himself

Oct 13, 2016

German officials demand answers after suspect kills himself

German officials demanded answers Thursday after a 22-year-old Syrian man suspected of planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack was able to take his own life in his jail cell despite indications he might be a suicide risk. Germany’s top security official, Interior Minister Thomas ...