In Japan, corporate life is so intense there’s actually a word to refer to people dying from overworking: Karoshi, which literally translates to “death by overwork.”
In 2013, 31-year-old journalist Miwa Sado logged 159 hours of overtime in one month at the news network NHK, before dying of heart failure in July 2013. And in 2015, a 24-year-old employee of Japanese advertising behemoth Dentsu jumped to her death off a balcony in a company dorm room — where she lived — after working more than 100 hours in the month leading up to her suicide, USA Today reports.
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