The shipping department of the biggest newspaper company in Japan reported a 29-year-old Japanese male as dead in 1996 as a result of strokes.
Death Cause? Karoshi. -Karoshi. This gentleman's death was and still is not, unfortunately, unusual for workers in its age group or occupation of Japan. Translated literally as "overwork death." Japan's brutal overwork culture is killing its labor force because of the eventual cause of death most often caused by cardiac arrest, stroke, and even suicide. It is very difficult to maintain accurate karoshi figures due to the difficulty of determining whether a heart attack is caused by overwork.
The idea that many Japanese workers will leave their work unfinished at the end of the day is a sign of disloyalty to the company. As a consequence, staff from private, urban companies work scandalously long hours. It is no secret that the Japanese labor force is experiencing a severe mental health problem with long days, weeks and even holidays.
Although employees of all ages and genders are impacted by the issue, it has been seen to impact young men especially. In a study by the Living Standards Advancement Research Institute, almost a quarter of people in Tokyo and Osaka invested more than 12 hours in office work at private companies. Japan's young men's eager obsession with promoting, earning more and succeeding shows that they are extremely fatal.’
At the beginning of 2017, the Japanese government introduced the ' Premium Friday ' system that suggested firms to bring employees home at 3 p.m. on the last Friday of the month to spend time with family and family. Although the plan of Prime Minister Abe appeared to be a good idea in front of it, commentators suggested that the beginning was just a step towards improving their work.
In 2018 Japan recorded 158 fatalities, the lowest in a decade owing to overwork. Earlier this year a White Paper on the overwork issue in Japan revealed that progress in removing one of the most infamous problems in the country has been sluggish. Nonetheless, recent statistics show that the Government of Japan is gradually getting to grips with this serious social health issue.
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