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Japan aims to cap overtime at 60 hours a month

Rules to be legally binding, but exceptions likely allowed

Some offices turn off the lights to discourage overtime, but some workers still burn the midnight oil.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is looking to force businesses to limit overtime to 60 hours per calendar month in an effort to combat the widespread practice of overly long shifts.  

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