David Blecken
Sep 23, 2017

Dentsu's trial nears conclusion with admission of guilt

The company ignored a culture of illegal overtime, the president has acknowledged.

Toshihiro Yamamoto: Dentsu failed to fulfil its responsibility as a company

Dentsu’s president admitted at a court hearing on 22 September that the company had failed to act to rein in a culture of illegal overtime.

The case, which centres on the work-related suicide of a young employee, Matsuri Takahashi, in December 2015, is drawing to a close, with a ruling scheduled for 6 October.

Toshihiro Yamamoto, who replaced Tadashi Ishii as president in January 2017, apologised on behalf of the company to...

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