Panasonic Wants Employees To Relax, Limits Work Days To 11 hours

Japan is notorious for its long working hours, which have been blamed for a national health crisis known as “karoshi” — death from overwork. From a report on CNET: Panasonic hopes to curb this, instructing its 100,000-ish employees to work no later than 8 p.m. each day, reports Asahi Shimbun. This hour reduction still enables a 55-hour working week, but the directive from Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga also limited overtime to 80 hours a month.


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