A 2016 report examining karoshi cases and their cause of death found that more than 20% of people in a survey of 10,000 Japanese workers said they worked at least 80 hours of overtime a month.
A Japanese company is granting its non-smoking staff an additional six days of holiday a year to make up for the time smokers take for cigarette breaks.
Every smoker at some point in their lives classified themselves as a social smoker or someone who smokes occasionally but slowly they begin transitioning to regular smoking and before they know it they have become addicted to cigarettes. Piala, a Tokyo-based online commerce consulting and marketing company, made a decision to kick-start the programme after an employee complained about the time lost work by smoking colleagues. Those who went for a smoke break would have to go to the basement level, wish each break lasting about 15 minutes.
Even more importantly, the policy reportedly has encouraged four separate employees to quit the habit altogether, and according to Piala Inc.
"Our CEO saw the comment and agreed".
Survey shows Americans most stressed about future of nation
Those in the East reported a stress level of 4.7, while those in the South, Midwest, and West reported stress levels of 4.8. The leading sources of respondents' stress about the country were health care (43 percent) and the economy (35 percent).
Scientists announce discovery of third orangutan species
The species is extremely rare, consisting of no more than 800 individuals, making it the world's most endangered great ape . A third species of orangutan has been recognised - but less than a thousand are still alive, warns new research.
Taco Bell offering free tacos on Wednesday
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Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate unveiled
The final version has white gold bodywork with bronze graphics, which is paired with tan leather upholstery with black accents. The vehicle you see here features the Ultimate Black paint with bronze graphics and black interior with chestnut stitching.
Asia slips in gender equality ranking
So American women may want to cross the border into Canada, which ranked 16th this year, up drastically from 35th place in 2016. Ranked 100 overall, China was No. 144-dead last-for gender parity when it came to women's health.
Apple shakes off worries about weak iPhone sales
But investors will also be looking for color on the iPhone X , Apple's most expensive iPhone, during the company's earnings call. Revenue from Apple's suite of services, meanwhile, came in at $8.5 billion, a solid 34% increase from the year-ago quarter.