Karoshi: Japanese Word for “Death by Overwork”

The term “karoshi” is used by the Japanese government to refer to deaths — usually from heart attack or stroke — that are connected to excessive work. Approximately 150 workers die of karoshi each year, according to government data. Companies in Japan are increasingly being held liable for karoshi-related deaths and illnesses; earlier this year, a judge ruled that a man’s suicide was due to his working conditions, and ordered his employer to pay $1.2 million to his surviving relatives. [via]

Just wanted you workaholics to think about this one. That’s all for now!

PS. In my neverending quest to find you a good deal, if you are in the market for a coffin… Walmart has some great prices.


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