• Kyodo News


The relatives of a Chinese man who died of heart failure last year sought compensation Friday at a local labor standards inspection office, claiming his long working hours as a trainee at a plating company in Ibaraki Prefecture killed him.

The alleged case of karōshi, or death by overwork, is the first in Japan to seek damages for the death of a foreign trainee, a group of lawyers dealing in such issues said.

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