Office workers are pictured through building windows during dusk in Tokyo March 3, 2015. Japanese wage earners' total cash
earnings in January grew 1.3 percent from a year earlier and declines in real wages slowed for a third month, government data
showed on Tuesday, a positive sign for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.

Almost a quarter of companies in Japan have workers clocking more than 80 hours of overtime

23%

Twenty-three percent of Japanese of companies have workers clocking more than 80 hours of overtime per month, and 12% have workers clocking more than 100 hours.

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Office workers are pictured through building windows during dusk in Tokyo March 3, 2015. Japanese wage earners' total cash
earnings in January grew 1.3 percent from a year earlier and declines in real wages slowed for a third month, government data
showed on Tuesday, a positive sign for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
23%

Deaths from overwork are in the news after NHK, the national broadcaster, revealed that a journalist died after clocking almost 160 hours of overtime in one month.

Office workers are pictured through building windows during dusk in Tokyo March 3, 2015. Japanese wage earners' total cash
earnings in January grew 1.3 percent from a year earlier and declines in real wages slowed for a third month, government data
showed on Tuesday, a positive sign for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
23%

The journalist, Miwa Sado, took only two days off in the month prior to her death in 2013. The political reporter covering regional elections died of congestive heart failure.

Office workers are pictured through building windows during dusk in Tokyo March 3, 2015. Japanese wage earners' total cash
earnings in January grew 1.3 percent from a year earlier and declines in real wages slowed for a third month, government data
showed on Tuesday, a positive sign for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
23%

Close to 200 Japanese workers died from diseases of the brain and the heart connected to overwork in 2015.

Office workers are pictured through building windows during dusk in Tokyo March 3, 2015. Japanese wage earners' total cash
earnings in January grew 1.3 percent from a year earlier and declines in real wages slowed for a third month, government data
showed on Tuesday, a positive sign for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
23%

Recently, the government proposed limiting overtime to 100 hours per month, and punishing companies that allow the practice to happen.

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