Japan is trying to stop working so hard

Global Business

For those gainfully employed in Japan, it’s widely known that almost everyone puts in long days at the office. Now the government is trying to change the deeply ingrained practice of putting in overtime to boost productivity. As CCTV’s Terrence Terashima reports, that’s proving to be more difficult than expected.

Japan is trying to stop working so hard

Japan is trying to stop working so hard

For those gainfully employed in Japan, it's widely known that almost everyone puts in long days at the office. Now the government is trying to change the deeply ingrained practice of putting in overtime to boost productivity. As CCTV's Terrence Terashima reports, that's proving to be more difficult than expected.


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