The government proposes to cap monthly overtime at 100 hours and introduce penalties for companies that allow their employees to exceed the limit . Photograph: iStock

Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old employee of the country’s publi(...)

Japanese workers clock up on average more than 2,000 working hours per year. Photograph: iStock

For a nation struggling to make sense of deflation, duty and the shock of a graduate trainee being worked to death at one of Japan’s most prestigious (...)

Tadashi Ishii (centre), president of Japanese advertising company Dentsu, will step down over the suicide of a worker who had clocked massive overtime.

The president of top Japanese advertising company Dentsu will step down following the apparent suicide of a worker who had clocked massive overtime. (...)