Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Japan ad agency Dentsu fined for making employees do too much overtime - media

The ruling was the latest development in Japan's decades-long struggle to curb "karoshi" ("death by overwork") in a country where clocking in for long hours is often commended as a sign of diligence.

Japanese advertising firm Dentsu has been fined for making employees work excessive overtime, local media reported Friday. Dentsu, the world's fifth-biggest agency company by revenue, has faced intense scrutiny over its working conditions in Japan after a young staffer named Matsuri Takahashi jumped to her death from a corporate dormitory almost two years ago. But current Japanese law only allows for relatively small fines for breaches relating to overtime. This week, public broadcaster NHK said officials had deemed the 2013 death of one of their reporters karoshi, the Nikkei Asian Review said; the report said the woman, 31, died of heart failure after working 159 hours of overtime the month before her death.

They said Sado "rarely complained" but had become anxious in the month prior to her death.

Tokyo-based Dentsu said it "accepted the court's ruling, which marks the end of all legal proceedings for our company".

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NHK, which has covered the Dentsu case and the problem of karoshi in Japanese society extensively on air, said it had chose to disclose its own case to ensure thorough reform within the company.

Takahashi was mentally exhausted after working over 100 hours overtime, leaving messages such as "I want to die", before she jumped to her death from a company dorm.

The moves, while widely welcome, also come at a time when Japanese companies are also grappling with a deepening labour shortage as the nation's population rapidly ages. "We will continue to work for reform in cooperation with her parents".

"My company says it's promoting work reform, but I am doing as much overtime as before".

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