Number of work related suicides Japan 2018, by age group

The statistic displays the number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan in 2018, broken down by age group. In the measured period, with 522 victims the highest number of suicides committed due to problems related to the working situation occurred in the age group 40 to 49 years.

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.

Number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan in 2018, by age group

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Release date

March 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

2018

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