Workaholics have become a serious problem for the Japanese companies. The leaders of many large organizations are thinking about reducing the working hours of their employees.

The reason for this situation was the increasing number of suicides among Japanese residents. It is connected with the overtime working.

Voluntary departure from life of a young employee of the large advertising holding company Dentsu Inc. became a decisive straw. This case prompted directors of organizations to take control of the staff’s working above the norm.

For example, in one of the offices of well-known cosmetics manufacturer a complete ban on advising clients after ten o’clock in the evening was introduced.

This innovation had the most appeal to those workers who have been forced to communicate with customers from different time zones.

Moreover, some employers are now making their employees take extra days off to rest a month.