Japanese journalist Miwa Sado dies after working 159 hours overtime in a month






A Japanese woman died from overwork after clocking 159 hours of overtime in a the month leading her to death.Miwa Sado, 31, was a political journalist suffered a heart failure in July 2013 and her employer made the case public this week.Labour minister Katsunobu Kato on Friday urged the public broadcaster to reduce long working hours.

“We urge NHK to manage work hours and cut long working hours… so that such incidents will never happen,” Kato told reporters, according to the Asahi Shimbun.
Every year in Japan, long working hours are blamed for dozens of deaths due to strokes, heart attacks and suicides.


Miwa Sado, 31, was a political journalist suffered a heart failure in July 2013 and her employer made the case public this week.
Labour minister Katsunobu Kato on Friday urged the public broadcaster to reduce long working hours.
“We urge NHK to manage work hours and cut long working hours… so that such incidents will never happen,” Kato told reporters, according to the Asahi Shimbun.
Every year in Japan, long working hours are blamed for dozens of deaths due to strokes, heart attacks and suicides.

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