“Japan Wants Its Overworked Citizens to Start Weekends Early”

“The country that coined the word “karoshi,” or death by overwork, wants companies to let workers finish early on the last Friday of every month, go out and have fun…

However, Nagahama said he’s concerned that workers at smaller companies may have difficulty leaving early, or that they’ll simply have to make the time up on other days, limiting the campaign’s impact…”


What they don’t tell you is that some Japanese have 100 hour work weeks. One day off early a month will not fix this problem.

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