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Number of work related suicides in Japan 2009-2018

Number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan from 2009 to 2018

by Julia Engelmann, last edited Sep 24, 2019
Number of work related suicides in Japan 2009-2018 The statistic displays the number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan from 2009 to 2018. In 2018, over 2,000 people committed suicide due to problems related to their working situation in Japan. The death numbers peaked in 2011 with almost 2,700 suicide victims in total.
Occupational sudden mortality, known as karoshi ("death by overwork") is a well-known phenomenon in Japanese society. Besides physical pressure, mental stress from the workplace can cause karoshi. Suicide due to occupational stress or overwork is called karojisatsu ("overwork suicide") in Japan.
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Number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan from 2009 to 2018

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