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Overworked Japanese monk cured by the power of online gaming

Online warrior monk gets his real-life HP restored.

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Japanese teacher simply asks to be treated like a human being

Because working 16-hour days, every day with no overtime pay, does seem a bit much.

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Why do the Japanese Work Such Long Hours?

The Japanese word “karoushi”, meaning “death from overwork”, is a term that has gained recognition across the globe and is arguably testimony to the zeal with which many Japanese people carry out their work. Westerners observing Japan’s high standard of living and yet long labour hours often struggle to fully comprehend the Japanese mindset. The prevailing ideology for many in the west is that we “work to live”, in Japan, however, many appear to live to work.

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