Tadashi Ishii, president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc., bows in apology at a press conference in Tokyo. Ishii said he will step down in January 2017 to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old female employee. Photo: Kyodo

Japan embarks on work-hour reform after suicide of woman who did 105 overtime hours a month

The death of 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi, who worked at advertising giant Dentsu Inc, is a watershed moment

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Tadashi Ishii, president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc., bows in apology at a press conference in Tokyo. Ishii said he will step down in January 2017 to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old female employee. Photo: Kyodo
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