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Mitsubishi Electric worker investigated over suicide of recruit

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The corporate atmosphere I'll bet is to blame for this sad incident too!

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Anyone that kills themselves over something like this had issues long before the alleged abuse at the company.

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Bad news for Mitsubishi, the Courts here are really cracking down on this sort of thing these days and they could be forced to pay thousands of Yen in fines for this incident.

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Harassment (and the idea that ending ones life is a solution) continues to be an accepted part of life in Japan to the generation that values hierarchies. Just having laws against harassment, and encouraging companies to follow them is not enough for society to change. What we need is a public campaign at the end of the year, by the government and corporate Japan explaining what constitutes harassment, and a whistleblower hotline for reporting

Can you find any information like this in your office today today explaining about harassment

Preventing a person from expressing himself or herself: yelling at the person; threatening; constantly interrupting that person; prohibiting the person from speaking to others.

Discrediting the person by spreading malicious gossip or rumours, ridiculing him/her, humiliating him/her, calling into question his/her convictions or his/her private life, shouting abuse at him/her.

Compelling the person to perform tasks that are inferior to his/her competencies that demean or belittle him/her, setting the person up for failure, name calling in private or in front of others.

Isolating the person by no longer talking to him or her, denying or ignoring his or her presence, distancing him or her from others.

Destabilizing the person by making fun of his or her beliefs, values, political and/or religious choices, and mocking his or her weak points.

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Sadly ties in with the article on JT a few days ago where someone took a video of an older employee verbally abusing and kicking a younger one. Any employee who verbally abuses another should be counselled and disciplined, any employee who physically abuses another should be sacked. Supervisors and bosses have to be vigilant (and not behave badly themselves) in order to prevent tragedies like this one.

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Big cultural difference here. If my boss told me to go die he would get an earful and I would talk to a lawyer. RIP.

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Name the boss that caused this! Have his name out there to easily find so that he never weasels his way into a new job!

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Great idea.

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Anyone that kills themselves over something like this had issues long before the alleged abuse at the company.

And you know this how exactly?

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Does this happen in any other developed country? Why are bullying and abuse so ingrained in Japanese male society?

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Why are bullying and abuse so ingrained in Japanese male society?

Good question! Thankfully, not all Japanese males in society feel this way. For me, those who are the bullying type know about the world but those who follow Shintoism have different ethics indeed. (Tatemae and honne).

Mind control (harassment) is a control strategy. How do you think you could get staff to work overtime for free?

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Sorry, above should read those who are "not the bully type" know about the world.

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Bad news for Mitsubishi, the Courts here are really cracking down on this sort of thing these days and they could be forced to pay thousands of Yen in fines for this incident

I'll be clapping my hand so hard to celebrate the punishment on such company

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Why are bullying and abuse so ingrained in Japanese male society?

Japanese male society, or Japanese male society?

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Japan is always taking actions after a case like this happens , why not before ???

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