The Japanese Are Working Themselves to Death
You might think you're overworked but did you know that in Japan, people often die from working too hard? They call it "karoshi" - death by Overwork. Until now its been very hard for relatives to prove that overwork was the cause of death - although 40 compensation claims are made each year, they rarely get paid out. But now a team of Japanese researchers have proved that there's a connection. In a survey, people who worked more than 180 hours overtime in 10 months were far more likely to die than people who hadn't worked as many hours.