• according to the plan, the overtime must not exceed the 100 hours per month .
  • the death of two employees of the company Dentsu reopened this debate.
  • by 2015, more than 2,159 people committed suicide in Japan for work-related reasons, 675 of them tired.

 Tokyo workers take to the streets

the Government Nippon presented on Tuesday a plan to limit the extra hours permitted by law, with a view to change the overwork culture rooted in the country and to prevent further deaths of employees related to this problem.

the Executive undertook this initiative after uncover deaths from overwork-“karoshi” in Japanese – of two employees of the Japanese giant’s advertising Dentsu, which reopened public debate on this persistent business practice in the third world economy.

according to the plan, overtime employees may work must not exceed in any case the 100 hours per month or 80 hours where they chaining themselves several months with high workload.

this limit will be a “historic reform” to establish a temporary Cap clear, something so far non-existent, according to the draft submitted by the Executive, which must now be applied in specific regulations.

several cases of ‘karoshi’

the last October, Japanese justice established as a case of “karoshi” suicide of an employee of 24 who arrived at work up to 105 hours extra a month though records of his company, Dentsu, a computation within the legal limit.

later, it became known that death in 2013 for another 30 years of the same advertising company worker was due to overwork.

by 2015, more than 2,159 people committed suicide in Japan for reasons related to work – 675 of them by fatigue, according to data from the Japanese Ministry of labour.

the Japanese Government by 2015 already passed a law to curb the epidemic of overwork, although lack of rigor to the record overtime by companies and the availability of employees to lengthen their days to receive bonuses hinders control over this practice