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Yuta Arima, a lawyer representing a woman who developed a mental illness due to excessive overwork while working from her Yokohama home for a medical device maker. The Yokohama Kita Labor Standards Inspection Office certified her condition as a work-related mental illness based on her overtime.

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Yokohama Kita Labor Standards Inspection Office certified her condition as a work-related mental illness based on her overtime.

If it's certified then it's not being recognized, that's how Japan really work. Even when working condition are really obvious that really lead to that kind of mental suffering.

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Most people dont have a choice. Outside of manual labor and low skilled jobs the labor market is horrible. You either have to suck it up or take a 80% pay cut at another job. Ive been asked to take the 5 days paid vacation days off on the system as required by law, but work all 5 days from home. Not to mention heavy weekend work that is never logged to system. The overtime caps heavily favors employers, as now it is just the employees who lose out on OT pay

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Some companies they choose to enforce, work life balance while some other they only use work life balance for their PR. Usually young recruits will had enough when they see this, they'll go to another job after few years. Those young recruits can be seen as whether white collar company is doing work life balance properly or no.

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