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“Japan Limits Overtime To 99 Hours A Month To Curb “Death By Overwork””

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s struggle to combat incidences of Karoshi – a Japanese term for “death by overwork” – reached an key milestone on Friday, when Japan’s parliament approved a bill that limits overtime work to less than 100 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Working to death in Japan: health warning over ‘no overtime’ law”

“If they get the job done quickly, they could leave early or come in later, they say…. Critics charge it would be tough for employees to refuse an offer of switching to the new model, and deride it as the … Continue reading

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“Japan’s internet café refugees…” workers can’t afford rent.

“An increasing number of low income Japanese men and women are permanently living in tiny dark cubicles at internet cafes where they play video games in their spare time while saving on rent… The trend started in the 1990s with … Continue reading

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