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Dentsu chief's resignation may reflect a changing Japan

Managers put on alert: No more demanding 120% from workers

Dentsu President Tadashi Ishii announced he would resign at a Dec. 28 news conference in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- The resignation of Dentsu's president over an employee's overwork-related suicide shows that Japanese corporate management is taking the issue of work conditions seriously, acknowledging the need to revise practices and prioritize the well-being of a diverse workforce.

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