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Japan’s Idea of a Work-Life Balance: Cap Overtime at Under 100 Hours a Month

June 29, 2018 1:59 PM
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New law takes aim at culture of brutally long work hours to prevent ‘death by overwork’

TOKYO—Japan’s Parliament tightened limits on overtime hours, responding to concerns about karoshi, or death by overwork, and seeking to improve productivity in a country where long hours are often more a custom than business necessity.

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