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Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Post by Waterbaby » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:02 am

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Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Justin McCurry in Tokyo
Thursday 5 October 2017 03.11 EDT

"Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old journalist at the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, had been caused by overwork.

Miwa Sado, who worked at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Tokyo, logged 159 hours of overtime and took only two days off in the month leading up to her death from heart failure in July 2013.

A labour standards office in Tokyo later attributed her death to karoshi (death from overwork) but her case was only made public by her former employer this week."

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