Labor-related Macrosocial Forces of Japanese Karoshi


by : 
Michael B.


Karoshi, or death by overwork, is a serious social problem in Japan. Employees work ludicrous amounts of overtime, and over the years, they develop health issues in the heart and brain. In order to solve this issue, it is important to understand how it has come about, how it is understood, how it is being dealt with, and how it would ideally be dealt with. This project seeks to investigate the labor-related macrosocial forces surrounding karoshi.