Karoshi #2 – overtime

Overtime in Japan is a catch 22, when you think you are addressing it, something comes across that makes it worse. In preparation of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the government and the Mayor of Tokyo, Koike San, are taking things very seriously, asking companies to allow holidays, home work, different working hours. Some metro lines (Tozai […]

Karoshi

This week, on 2 occasions, I was confronted with a discussion around work life balance and overtime. On both occasions, the person explained that this over work mentality came from the Showa Period where everyone was supposed to work hard to rebuild the country and support economic growth Showa terminated in 1989, 30 years ago, […]