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KAROSHI

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2019
Male managers in Japan have higher mortality rate than in Europe, study finds
The findings of the study said the mortality rate of “upper nonmanual workers” increased in Japan in the second half of the 1990s following the collapse of the asset-inflated bubble economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 1, 2019
Japan debuts legal cap on long work hours under labor reform law, but for now only big firms affected
A labor reform law came into force on Monday, setting a legal cap on long work hours to change Japan's notorious overwork culture blamed for causing sickness and deaths.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 25, 2019
Subaru death-from-overwork probe finds 3,400 staff were not paid overtime for two years
Subaru Corp. on Friday said it did not pay overtime wages over a two-year period to some 3,400 employees who underreported their hours, a revelation that surfaced in an internal probe following the 2016 suicide of an overworked employee.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 18, 2018
Mindfulness in times of distraction
Mindfulness coach Junya Ogino believes that if leaders learned more about mindfulness and meditation, their employees would also reap the benefits.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2018
Teachers and medical staff among professions most at risk of overwork in Japan, government white paper finds
Educators at schools nationwide work more than 11 hours per day on average while senior school staff were found to have worked even longer.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Sep 23, 2018
Abe's work-style reforms give Japan's employers the green light to demand unpaid and unsafe overtime
New law caps overtime at unhealthy levels and sets up a system that will legitimize the principle of working for nothing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2018
Labor reform law nudges corporate Japan to rethink working styles
Working late, falling asleep on trains due to exhaustion and getting drunk to release tension from work might still be the typical image of the "salaryman."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2018
Diet enacts key labor reform that opposition slams as 'karōshi promotion' bill
The bill ushers in a legally binding overtime cap and exempts skilled white-collar employees from work-time regulations.
EDITORIALS
Jun 17, 2018
Promote work-interval system to stop overwork
Efforts to combat the overwork of corporate employees must not end with the introduction of a few new regulations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2018
Second jobs, once rare in Japan, are reshaping attitudes about work
Kazuhiro Hasegawa has been driving a taxi in Tokyo for three years. It's a job he enjoys, despite 18-hour shifts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 31, 2018
Japan's ruling bloc pushes labor bill through the Lower House amid worries over karōshi
The government says the comprehensive legal package will represent the biggest shake-up of labor laws in Japan's postwar history, but some believe it could make problems worse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 29, 2018
Tokyo considers extending Diet session until late June or early July to pass labor and casino bills
The government and the ruling bloc are considering extending the current Diet session to the end of June or early July to secure the passage of a bill on labor reform and another on casinos, lawmakers from the ruling parties said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2018
TV Asahi drama producer's 2015 death was due to overwork, sources reveal
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
May 14, 2018
Planned cut in doctors' overtime hours worries Japan's rural hospitals
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration pushes to pass labor reform bills in the current Diet session, many major hospitals in the Chubu region are concerned that the bills, which include a cap on the working hours of doctors, could lead to a deterioration in medical services in rural regions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 4, 2018
Japan labor authorities say death of worker at Renesas unit was linked to overwork
The man died of a heart attack in 2017 after working an average of 80 extra hours per month in the four months before his death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 5, 2018
2016 suicide of Nomura Real Estate worker said caused by overwork under discretionary labor system
The suicide of a Nomura Real Estate Development employee is declared Japan's latest death by overwork as ruling lawmakers push to expand the discretionary labor system the firm abused.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2018
Japan's discretionary labor system: What you need to know
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and government officials clash with opposition lawmakers over a proposal to expand an overtime work system called the discretionary labor system, here's a look at how the system works.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 7, 2018
Challenges to the Japanese style of work
Will the goverment's effort to implement labor reforms be enough to put an end to the notorious phenomenon of 'karoshi'?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 21, 2018
Constitutional revision, casinos and labor reform top Japan's agenda as Diet prepares to open
After months of turmoil over a snap election, opposition realignment and stalled legislative progress, this year's regular Diet session was scheduled to kick off Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2017
Dentsu to pay employees ¥2.4 billion for overtime work after conviction for labor violations
The advertising giant's move comes after its conviction of labor practice violations related to the overwork-linked suicide of an employee in 2015.

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