Health problems due to long working hours in Japan: working hours, workers' compensation (Karoshi), and preventive measures.

@article{Iwasaki2006HealthPD,
  title={Health problems due to long working hours in Japan: working hours, workers' compensation (Karoshi), and preventive measures.},
  author={Kenji Iwasaki and Masaya Takahashi and Akinori Nakata},
  journal={Industrial health},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={537-40}
}
  • Kenji Iwasaki, Masaya Takahashi, Akinori Nakata
  • Published 2006 in Industrial health
Late in the 1970s, serious social concern over health problems due to long working hours has arisen in Japan. This report briefly summarizes the Japanese circumstances about long working hours and what the Government has achieved so far. The national statistics show that more than 6 million people worked for 60 h or more per week during years 2000 and 2004. Approximately three hundred cases of brain and heart diseases were recognized as labour accidents resulting from overwork (Karoshi) by the… CONTINUE READING
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