NAGANO (Kyodo) A 35-year-old former secretary to Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Mitsu Shimojo applied for workers’ compensation in August, saying he came down with depression after Shimojo shouted at him and forced him to work overtime without pay, it was learned Wednesday.
The former secretary worked at Shimojo’s office from January 2007 to March 2009. He went to a hospital in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, and was diagnosed with clinical depression in April.
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