Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP
Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP

Japan tries to get overworked nation to take a holiday

Studies cite heavy workloads and inconvenience to colleagues as reasons why Japanese workers decline to take allotted holidays

Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP
Facing uncertain economic times and growing competition, Japanese companies are demanding more from their staff. File photo: AFP
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