David Blecken
Oct 8, 2016

Excessive overtime blamed for suicide of Dentsu employee

A recent graduate reportedly clocked up to 130 hours of overtime in a month.

Dentsu's Tokyo headquarters

A labour standards inspection office has acknowledged that workplace pressure contributed to the suicide of a female Dentsu staff member last December, according to reports in the Japanese media.

The employee, Matsuri Takahashi, a graduate of Tokyo University,  was reportedly 24 years old and had joined the company in April 2015. It is understood that her overtime hours ranged from 70 to 130 per month, and that she sometimes slept no more then 10...

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