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Japanese employees working themselves to death

In the Irish Times, David McNeill reports on Japan's problem of death from overwork

On late-night trains, Tokyo's corporate army retreats for the day, carriage after carriage of rumpled salarymen clutching briefcases, tired heads bobbing to the rhythm of the long commute home. The workaholic Japanese male is a well-established cliche for good reason: more than one in four Japanese companies admitted in a government survey this autumn that some workers clock in for 80 hours of overtime a month. Read the article

Published in: Dispatches

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