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Japan Is Considering Making Vacation Mandatory. The U.S. Should, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

Japan wants to cut off its workaholics, and America could learn a thing or two from the proposal. A measure slated to come before Japan’s parliam...

Are You Working Yourself to Death?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

In my mind's eye, I saw Ryan, a trader, sleeping on the train going in, sleeping on the train going home. Dragging his butt to a late dinner when his kids had already gone to bed.

Nakagawa's Career Karoshi

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Mr. Nakagawa may be Japan's worst Finance Minister ever, but that doesn't stop me from taking a moment as he leaves the world stage to bow my head in empathy.

A Kick in the Career: Amazing True Stories of Death by Overtime

Thomas Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Stern

I'm ready for the day when my family is gathered around breakfast table, my wife is rubbing stainless steel paddles together screaming, "CLEAR!" and I'm thinking, "As soon as I'm done with this heart attack, I've got to get back to work."

Next Toyota Prius to Be Built in US, But "Karoshi," or Death By Overwork," Tempers the Company' s Announcement

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Trying to make death by overwork acceptable to any society, because survivors are able to get some monetary benefit is ridiculous, repulsive and outrageous.