Young Worker Clocked 159 Hours of Overtime in a Month. Then She Died.

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The Matagi, winter hunters 2017-10-20 [Equal Times]

Matagi hunters in danger of extinction 2017-10-20 [Equal Times]

Firm fined token sum after woman died from overwork 2017-10-17 [Guardian]

Big ad ageny found guilty of breaking working hours law by forcing workers to do excessive hours 2017-10-15 [Japan Press Weekly]

Parents of NHK reporter who died from overwork call on network to take action 2017-10-15 [Japan Times]

Journalist death due to ‘overwork’ 2017-10-14 [IFJ]

Labour office determines Tokyo stadium worker was overworked before suicide 2017-10-11 [AP]

Former workers exposed to asbestos urged to sue Japanese government to claim damages 2017-10-09 [Japan Times]

Young Worker Clocked 159 Hours of Overtime in a Month. Then She Died. 2017-10-08 [NY TImes]

Dentsu gets only small fine for overtime breaches despite outcry 2017-10-06 [Reuters]

NHK reveals journalist’s 2013 death was caused by overwork 2017-10-06 [Japan Times]

Female reporter for Japanese public broadcaster has died as result of excessive work 2017-10-06 [SBS]

70% of nurses suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome: union survey 2017-09-30 [Japan Press Week]

Jennings at JAW Convention: “We must build a secure future for the 99%” 2017-09-29 [UNI Global Union]

Post ordered to end its unfair treatment of non-regular workers 2017-09-27 [Japan Press Weekly]

Inspectors link Cambodian trainee’s depression to workplace abuse by Japanese co-workers 2017-09-18 [Japan Times]

Labor ministry’s panel begins discussing relaxation of working hourS rules 2017-09-18 [Japan Press Weekly]

Symposium held to discuss issue of overworked hospital doctors 2017-09-18 [Japan Press Week]

Large corporations’ internal reserves exceed 400 trillion yen while workers’ wages remain stagnant 2017-09-08 [Japan Press Weekly]

Zenroren takes part in fast food global day of action for decent wages 2017-09-08 [Japan Press Weekly]

Using legal loophole, Tokyo Univ. will stop hiring part-time staff working for more than 5 years 2017-09-06 [Japan Press Weekly]

At UNI Global Union HQ Japanese youth bring timely message of peace and nuclear disarmament 2017-08-31 [UNI Global Union]

Japan stubbornly sticks to coal 2017-08-24 [Equal Times]

Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation 2017-08-17 [USNews]

First reported death in Tokyo 2020 Olympics site 2017-08-15 [BWI]

Work-hour deregulation 2017-08-06 [The Times]

Rengo chief Kozu to remain at helm of nation’s largest labor organization 2017-08-02 [The Times]

Top labor federation backs off from supporting results-driven pay system 2017-07-26 [Mainchi]

Labor union body wards off ‘no overtime pay’ bill backlash 2017-07-26 [Asahi Shimbun]

VOX POPULI: Japan’s modern day work culture echoes that of Marx’s Britain 2017-07-24 [Asahi Shimbun]

Happy workers increase productivity, says study 2017-07-21 [Inquirer]

Job-changing reaches a seven-year high as Japan Inc. scrambles to cope with labor shortages 2017-07-06 [Japan Times]

Half of hospital childcare workers found to be temps 2017-06-30 [Japan Press Weekly]

Minimum hourly wage of 1,500 yen needed to cover basic living needs: Zenroren survey 2017-06-30 [Japan Press Week]

One woman’s suicide shines a harsh light on the plight of Japan’s doctors 2017-06-25 [The Times]

Plutonium found in urine of 5 workers exposed to radiation 2017-06-20 [Kyodo News]

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage 2017-06-18 [Japan Times]

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage 2017-06-15 [Japan Times]

By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation? 2017-06-14 [Asia Times]

Increase in Cancer Risk for Japanese Workers Accidentally Exposed to Plutonium 2017-06-13 [Union of Concerned Scientists]

Union marks seven decades of commitment 2017-06-12 [Education International ]

Trainee doctor suicide recognized as death from overwork 2017-06-10 [Japan Press Weekly]

Teachers’ union survey: More than 30% of pregnant teachers hesitate to take maternity leave 2017-06-10 [Japan Press Weekly]

Teachers Union marks seven decades of commitment 2017-06-10 [Education International ]

5 workers exposed to radiation at Japan nuke lab 2017-06-08 [The Himalayan Times/AP]

Five workers exposed to radioactive materials at Ibaraki nuclear facility 2017-06-07 [Japan Times]

Part-time workers boost Japan's overall wages 2017-06-06 [MarketWatch]

URGENT ACTION: Workers at Asahi Australia need permanent jobs, not casual work 2017-06-01 [IUF]

Job-juggling in Japan: a risky stunt with no safety net 2017-05-28 [The Times]

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