Death by overwork: Japan plans 100 hour overtime limit per month

“A panel headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has since come up with a plan calling for a maximum of 100 overtime hours a month…

Teranishi’s husband was the manager of a struggling soba noodle restaurant in Kyoto when he committed suicide… “My husband worked for a total of 4,000 hours a year without weekends off. At most, he had two days off a month,” she said, adding that he was pressured to work more…”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/death-overwork-japans-100-hour-overtime-cap-sparks-033634548–finance.html

100 hour overtime cap? That’s pointless because the cap is to high. Most people working 7 days a week wont reach that number.

This is basically slavery. The term indentured servant comes to mind. Japan needs anti slavery laws, seriously.

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One Response to Death by overwork: Japan plans 100 hour overtime limit per month

  1. Bonsai says:

    I agree with you completely. I worked as an interpreter for Japanese automotive companies and even as an American in that type of role I had to be sure not to leave until I was no longer needed which I had to assume was late as they all worked very late. 70 hours per week was common for me even.

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