A little hard work never killed anyone but as President Reagan liked to quip, “but I figure, why take the chance.” So in a land know for industriousness and hard work comes a different take on the old saying. Karōshi, translated literally from Japanese means “death from overwork” and it is getting a lot of attention in Japan after years of research on the subject.
Asia Times Online reports on the effects of overwork and the opening paragraph seems a little ironic, “…problem is finally getting the attention it deserves. Thanks to a determined group of activists, who have worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to combat excessive work hours…”.
Looks like anything worthwhile takes a little hard work.