Do you know the meaning of “Karoshi”?
This Japanese word has become an English term because usually this never happens abroad. Karoshi is very common in Japan, which means,
death caused by overtime work or job-related exhaustion.
Now Japan has become the No1 karoshi country.
At the end of 2016, Japanese goverment released a “karoshi report” that investigated the situation of overworking. This is the first karoshi report in the world and it said that the employees who worked more than 80 hours overtime work have a risk of karoshi and now,the Japanese companies and their employees who work more than 80hours of overtime reached 20%.
Readers might think,
“It’s just 20%? “
“This is the number of developed karoshi country?”
“This isn’t a big number…”
Don’t worry, there are 4,210,000 companies in Japan,
so 20% is 840,000 companies.
Yes, just 840,000 companies.