Working yourself to death is such a problem in Japan there's a name for it

A call center personnel presses her hand to her forehead at an online brokerage company in Tokyo October 23, 2008. The Nikkei average fell 5.5 percent on Thursday and hit its lowest point in more than five years, with exporters such as Canon battered by a firmer yen and fears over the health of the global economy.    REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao(JAPAN) - GM1E4AN0TZN01

"Karoshi" involves employees committing suicide or suffering from heart failure and stroke because of long work hours. Image: REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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