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Ad agency Dentsu's fight against overwork weighs on profit

Japanese group increasingly relies on overseas acquisitions for growth

Japanese ad agency Dentsu has worked to improve its corporate culture after an employee's 2015 suicide was ruled to be caused by overwork.

TOKYO -- Dentsu's annual operating profit fell despite growing revenue, as Japan's top advertising group took steps to ease a notoriously high-pressure work culture blamed for the death of a young staffer.

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