- Japanese 過労死 (karōshi), from 過労 (karō, "overwork") + 死 (shi, "death"). (Wiktionary)
“In Japan, the term karoshi can be translated literally as “death from overwork”—most commonly from heart attack and stroke.”
“In the press this was called karoshi, death from overwork, and reports on the trend had become popular.”
“Young and beautiful, Mifumi died there on the screen though he doesn't really die for fifty or more years, they think from something they call karoshi, which means he worked himself to death.”
“It's known as karoshi, literally to be worked to death.”
“Sudden deaths from brain and heart disorders are classified as karoshi if linked to extremely long hours and on-the-job stress.”
“The problem has become so widespread that the Japanese even have a word, "karoshi," which means "death from overwork.”
“South Korea and Japan are the only countries where death by work or "karoshi" is a recognized phenomenon.”
“The number of deaths, usually through strokes or heart attacks, in Japan that are classified as "karoshi" has been hovering at around 150 annually in recent years, according to ministry data.”
“A store manager with hamburger chain McDonald's in Japan who died of a brain haemorrhage was a victim of "karoshi" or death by overwork, a regional labour office said Wednesday.”
“For instance, there is a 'karoshi' hotline, begun in 1988 by lawyers, doctors and other specialists from all over Japan, that gives counseling to those suffering from overwork as well as to those who have lost their loved ones to overwork.”
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