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Number of work related suicides of women in Japan 2019, by age

The statistic displays the number of suicides related to problems at work committed by women in Japan in 2019, broken down by age group. In the measured period, 84 women between the ages of 20 and 29 years committed suicide due to problems related to their working situation in Japan. The total number of female suicide victims, whose main suicide reason were work problems, amounted to 238 in 2019.

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 committed by women in Japan in 2019, by age group

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Release date

March 2020

Region

Japan

Survey time period

2019

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