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Men in their 40s most in danger of death from overwork: report

Japanese ad firm Dentsu fined for illegal overtime leading to worker's suicide

"Karoshi," or death from overwork, is a lingering problem in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government approved a white paper on prevention of "karoshi," or death from overwork, at a Cabinet meeting Friday.

The paper includes an analysis of overwork-related suicides by age over the past five years, and mentions a workplace suicide arising from illegal overtime at advertising agency Dentsu and the government's emergency measures that followed.

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