To pant, and died

To pant, and died

The Japanese kill themselves over work. You can not quit.

Japanese reason are very hard working nation: the inhabitants of the Country of the rising sun practically live at work. This over-stretch is not the best way affects the health of citizens: they often die and commit suicide right in the office. It happens so often that it has ceased to surprise anyone. “” explains why in Japan are killed in the service and the attitude of the society.

Life to the grave

Christmas. The streets are decorated with garlands, people with gifts in a hurry at home in the atmosphere there is a holiday. 24-year-old Japanese Matsuri, Takahashi flying past the Windows of the worker dormitories. Her life is only a few seconds. It seemed that nothing boded trouble, and only in social networks girls slips message: “I die, I’m so tired”. Takahashi worked in the largest advertising company in the country Dentsu.

Statistics of suicides in Japan merciless: every day voluntarily leave the lives of nearly 60 people per year — more than 21 thousand. Part cases klassificeret as “karoshi” — death from recycling. Japan is one of the few countries that collects such data. Usually reasons Carosi be strokes and heart attacks in the workplace, on the background of stress and severe fatigue, but some of these episodes — that of suicide. Every year there are hundreds of such cases, unofficially in the thousands.

This is largely due to practice lifelong work in the company after the Second world war.

In 1950-ies of Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida set the priority of the post-war economic recovery. He agreed with major corporations to provide employment for life in response to the loyalty of employees. The Japanese dutifully set to work, and this has borne fruit: the Country of the rising sun has gradually become one of the leading economies in the world. However, we had to work all the harder. Due to the global crises of workers had to cut, and those who were left were forced to work for two and for three, to get decent money and prove their necessity.

Now to work not 8 but 12 hours a day is considered perfectly normal. And after that mandatory “to socialize” – for example, to chat and drink with the boss and colleagues at some bar.

While formally staying in office nobody is forced, many remain out of fear to seem inefficient and not promoted.

The employees hardly ever take vacation or sick, working even on weekends at home. Many sit up until two or three in the morning in the office, and in the morning resume his duties. Some employees after the working day remain in place for another reason: to leave early authorities considered disrespectful.

If working Japanese has a family, he can see the family on weekends.

It is worth noting that a similar voluntary recycling are usually not considered and are not paid. And for those who take at least two weeks of 20 provisions of vacation days, look almost like the enemy: it is bad taste and luxury.

This applies already for a long time working in the company, and the young: the majority of former students go to work in the hope that will continue until retirement. The boss expects from new employees good results needed to move up the career ladder, and they meet the expectations of excellence. Residents of Japan rarely change jobs, because usually it means starting from scratch.

In recent years, the youth chooses a different tactic to work part time or get a company temporarily. On the one hand, so they try and not be tied down to one place. On the other — they don’t trust serious work, and the rates for such positions are usually lower. In the end, young people still have to recycle to get good money.

According to polls, in 2016, almost a quarter of Japanese companies have employees, acquiring more than 80 overtime hours per month, and at least every tenth one — 100 and more. This is 80 hours is considered a threshold after which the risk of death increases dramatically.