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A TV Asahi drama producer’s 2015 death due to heart failure was determined by labor authorities later that year to be caused by overwork, sources close to the matter revealed Wednesday.

A local labor standards office found the producer, who was in his 50s, had worked up to 130 hours of overtime per month, leading to his death in February 2015. He was in a managerial and supervisory position and thus his working hours were not restricted under the law.

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