Japan’s punishing work culture back under the spotlight as broadcaster reveals woman died after 159 hours of overtime

Published: 5/10/2017
Japan’s punishing work culture back under the spotlight as broadcaster reveals woman died after 159 hours of overtime
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old employee of 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 201

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