A four-day work week doesn’t always mean three days of rest every week.
Boss Dunks Employee's Face In Boiling Hot Pot In Latest Sign That Japan's Toxic Work Culture Needs to Change
Is all that resentment over long hours and abusive bosses finally boiling over?
Are efforts to address "karoshi," real or just a publicity stunt?
The program has many in Japan wondering if the government is serious about changing the national work culture and improving work-life balance — or simply staging an easy publicity stunt.
The Japanese government recently launched "Premium Friday," a campaign to stimulate consumer spending and combat long working hours by encouraging businesses to let their employees off a couple hours earlier on the last Friday of every month.
Is the country's famous workaholic culture finally changing?
A large amount of the population in Japan's biggest cities have a destructive relationship with work, literally, with many grinding themselves away to an early grave. The social phenomenon has its own word, karoshi, and it isn't death from digit...