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Overworked? Japanese Holidays to the rescue!

Japanese people have a reputation for working very long hours with only a few paid holidays. However, what most people tend to overlook is that Japan has relatively generous national holidays mandated by the government, which allow most of the Japanese workforce to take well-deserved breaks throughout the year. In Japan, there are 15 national…

Japanese Happy Monday System, or Why So Many Holidays Fall on Mondays

Karo-shi (過労死 かろうし)which literally means to “work oneself to death”, is just the extreme of overworking in Japan, particularly among Japanese “salarymen”. Not everyone in Japan endangers his or her life with work, but with frequent nights of working overtime and only little paid holidays, it is not surprising to note, that Japan has one…