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6 December 2019

Japan: Dentsu receives warning for violating overtime rules, two years after worker suicide highlighted illegal overtime practices

Author: The Japan Times

"Advertising giant Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours", 5 December 2019...

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20 November 2017

Japan: Death of NHK employee made public after three years; cause of death attributed to overwork by Tokyo Labour Bureau

Author: Justin McCurry, The Guardian (UK)

"Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month", 5 Oct 2017...

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8 October 2017

Japan: Advertising giant causes karoshi of 24 year old employee and is fined USD 4400

Dentsu, the largest advertising house in Japan, has been fined JPY 500,000 (approximately USD 4,400) for having caused the karoshi (death from overwork) of a 24 year old female employee in late December 2015. The employee committed suicide after havin...

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17 January 2017

Japan: ‘Death by overwork’ in Japan exposes dangers of overtime culture

Author: Leo Lewis, Financial Times (UK)

A recent health ministry report found Japanese slept even less in 2015 than they did in the pressurised 1980s. Corporate Japan’s long-term shift to employing more part-time workers has served to increase the workloads on full-time staff. ... Reform at...

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5 January 2017

Japan: Overwork deaths put spotlight on Japan’s ‘black companies’

Author: Daisuke Kikuchi, Japan Times

... The Labor Standards Law states that employees must work no more than eight hours a day and that violators face up to ¥300,000 in fines or up to six months in prison. However, employees can work overtime if their company and its labor unions, or...

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12 October 2016

Japan: Suicide of Dentsu employee recognised as work related

The suicide of an employee of Dentsu, the advertising giant, was recognised by the Japanese labour authorities as being work related. Records show that he had worked 105 hours of overtime over the month immediately before her suicide - far more than t...

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20 June 2016

Companies make commitments to clean energy & climate mitigation at Clean Energy Ministerial

Author: Clean Energy Ministerial

"World’s Energy and Business Leaders Announce Actions to Accelerate Global Deployment of Technologies at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial," 2 Jun 2016...

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7 June 2016

At Clean Energy Ministerial, companies demonstrate their commitment to 100% renewable energy

Author: The Climate Group

"Going 100% renewable: RE100 companies make impact at Clean Energy Ministerial," 2 Jun 2016...

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25 November 2014

India: Dentsu partners UNFPA to launch CSR advisory services

Author: www.bestmediaainfo.com

Dentsu India’s social and development sector communication division, Citizen Dentsu, in partnership with UNFPA India, has launched CSR advisory services to assist companies with their CSR planning and implementation. With this initiative, Dentsu India...

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25 January 2008

Judge Allows Biegel's Sex Harassment Claims Against Dentsu [USA] [subscription required]

Author: Rupal Parekh, Advertising Age [USA]

A federal judge [in New York] has struck down Dentsu's motion to dismiss a sexual harassment and discrimination suit filed by former creative director Steve Biegel... the sexual-harassment claims...against the company and his former bosses, Dentsu...

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