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February 15, 2017 04:45 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japan is moving to limit overtime to 60 hours a month to rein in overwork among corporate employees, with the aim of implementing the rules from April 2019.
The government submitted the proposal, which restricts overall overtime to 720 hours a year, to a work reform committee Tuesday.
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