Jan. 21, 2015 - Eriko Sekiguchi, 36, in Tokyo. Often toiling 14 hours a day for a major trading company, including early morning meetings and after-hours, Sekiguchi used just 8 of her 20 paid vacation days last year. 6 were for being sick.
TOKYO – College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought-after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard.