Number of work related suicides of men in Japan 2018, by age group

The statistic displays the number of suicides related to problems at work committed by men in Japan in 2018, broken down by age group. In the measured period, 473 men between the ages of 40 and 49 years committed suicide due to problems related to their working situation in Japan. The total number of male suicide victims, whose main suicide reason were work problems, amounted to 1,765 in 2018.

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 committed by men in Japan in 2018, by age group
Number of work related suicides
19 years or younger28
20-29 years334
30-39 years374
40-49 years473
50-59 years400
60-69 years122
70-79 years28
80 years or older6
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