Yukimi Takahashi, the mother of Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old Dentsu employee who committed suicide in 2015, with her lawyer Hiroshi Kawahito in Tokyo, after her daughter’s death was deemed to have been caused by overwork. Photo: Kyodo

Karoshi crisis: why are Japanese working themselves to death?

Suicide of 24-year-old working 105 hours of overtime each month highlights the crisis facing the government regarding death by overwork

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Yukimi Takahashi, the mother of Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old Dentsu employee who committed suicide in 2015, with her lawyer Hiroshi Kawahito in Tokyo, after her daughter’s death was deemed to have been caused by overwork. Photo: Kyodo
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