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Number of work related suicides Japan 2008-2017, by reason

Number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan from 2008 to 2017, by reason

by Julia Engelmann, last edited Sep 24, 2019
Number of work related suicides Japan 2008-2017, by reason The statistic displays the number of suicides related to problems at work in Japan from 2008 to 2017, broken down by reason. In 2017, almost 570 people committed suicide because of exhaustion at work. That same year, 353 suicides were attributed to failures at work.
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 2008 to 2017, by reason

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