Japan to Slash Long Working Hours
- Stress related illness
- Surrender to Karoshi
- A report indicates that around 200 people in Japan die each year from cardiac arrest, paralysis and other anxiety illnesses’ acquired through grueling work culture.
- It is noted that nearly 22% of people in Japan work more than 49 hours a week.
- Each Japanese employee is entitled to an average 18.5 days’ paid holiday a year.
To cut it short
Fear of being ridiculed, seniority system and loyalty to workplace have been a few essential causes leading to exhaustion of Japanese employees. However, the government is planning to bring across a regulation that will minimize the bereavement incidences and refine the work culture. The decree if put in place will encourage employees to pursue a paid holiday just like any other workforce in the world.