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Workers in Japan pressured to stay in jobs amid labor crunch

Companies use shaming and intimidation to stop employees quitting

Breaking up is hard to do: Japan’s workers remain stuck in their jobs.

TOKYO -- Japan's labor shortage has hit many companies hard, but the biggest victims may turn out to be employees themselves.

There are growing reports of employees who want to change jobs facing harassment and intimidation from their own bosses, according to complaints received by regional labor bureaus.

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