A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP
A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP

Think your job is killing you? Workers in Japan are clocking more than 80 hours overtime a month

That much overtime is the official threshold at which the prospect of death from work becomes serious

A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP
A businessman sleeps on a bench at a Tokyo train station. Hundreds of deaths related to overwork - from strokes, heart attacks and suicide - are reported every year in Japan, along with a host of serious health problems, sparking lawsuits and calls to tackle the problem. File photo: AFP
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