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Japan is trying to stop death by overwork by passing a corporate stress test law

Milena Mikael-Debass
12.6.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the Trump campaign accepts that Obama is actually a US citizen, labor law protestors clash with police in Paris, and the Fed has recalled one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7s due to explosions.
VICE Staff
9.16.16
The Road to Nowhere Issue

Two Years After a Giant Factory Collapsed, Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives

In 2013, the illegally built Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,000. Despite the international news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today, including fire hazards and zero regard for child labor...
Larry Towell
9.8.15
News

The Women Working in NYC's Nail Salons Are Treated More Terribly Than You Can Imagine

We talked to the "New York Times" reporter who spent a year investigating the true cost of manicures in New York.
Allie Conti
5.7.15
News

Why Won't Japanese Workers Go on Vacation?

A culture of overwork is worrying government officials, who are on the brink of forcing the country's workaholics to chill out before they die from overwork.
VICE Staff
2.6.15
The Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue

Slaves of Happiness Island

What’s often lost in the reporting about foreign labor in the United Arab Emirates is the agency of the workers themselves. The men I met in the Gulf are brave and ambitious—heroes to their families back home. They dared to chase better prospects and...
Molly Crabapple
8.4.14
News

Bolivia Passed a Law Allowing Ten-Year-Olds to Work

For the 850,000 kids there who already work, the law is a huge victory: Children, just like adults, will now be entitled to a minimum wage, and they'll have full protection under the law. Of course, the dangers are obvious, too. Did Bolivia just create...
VICE Staff
8.2.14
News

Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates

According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...
Axel Kronholm
6.3.14