• Kyodo


A record 1,181 people filed for workers’ compensation in fiscal 2010 due to work-related mental stress, setting an all-time high for the second year in a row, according to the labor ministry.

The figure, released Tuesday, represents a rise of 45 cases from the previous fiscal year, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said. Of the total, 308 workers were recognized as eligible for compensation, up 74 from a year earlier.

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