Japan’s attempt to stop people from working to death may be a publicity stunt
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Japan introduces “Premium Friday” in an effort to stop death by overwork
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.
The Family of a Japanese Man Who Killed Himself Over an Insane Work Schedule Won a Landmark Suit
Is the country's famous workaholic culture finally changing?
Japan's Suicidal Salarymen Are Dying for Work
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...