A Japanese Lady 'dies from overwork', worked 159 hours of overtime in a month


Japan has a culture of its people working so many hours, a death of Miwa Sado, a 31-year-old woman journalist at NHK, the country’s public broadcaster with its headquarters in Tokyo, had been caused by overwork.
one in five employees are at risk of death from overwork in Japan.
Miwa Sado logged 159 hours of overtime and was only taking only two days off in the month leading up to her heart failure in July 2013 but this particular case was made public by her former employer this week.
Thats not the only time it happens, another death of a young employee at Dentsu advertising agency who worked 100 hours’ overtime in the months before her death. Matsuri Takahashi was 24 when she committed suicide back in April 2015. Labour standards officials said that her death had been caused by stress.
Her case triggered a national debate about Japan’s work practices and now the government proposes to cap monthly overtime at 100 hours only, but there will be penalties for companies that goes against
Not less than 2,000 Japanese committed suicide due to work-related stress in the year to March 2016 while dozens died from heart attacks brought by spending too much time working.