If, like a stereotypical office worker in Japan, you are working brutal hours and sacrificing your wellbeing just to stay afloat, Junya Ogino wants you to pay attention.

Why? Because the mindfulness maven believes you're in a position to try a simple brain hack that will put you on top of your game and help you to face reality head-on "Mindfulness," the self-confessed workaholic says, "could save lives."

As a certified instructor of the Google-born Search Inside Yourself contemplative training program, Ogino warns his countrymen not to wear work addiction as a badge of honor. He believes it could put their most critical asset, their mental health, at risk.