Random Japanese Fact of the Day Prt.40
A large part of the Japanese population works for horrifically long hours increasing the number of deaths due to excessive work. Most of these people either commit suicide due to sheer pressure and stress, and many fall prey to strokes. The term “karoshi”, which literally means “death by overwork,” was coined in the 1970s as the number of deaths due to working for extended hours was increasing rapidly.Some of the victims of karoshi were working as much 110 hours a week, and some for over 4,000 hours a year. As horrible as it sounds, these people were between the age group of 25-60. There was a nurse who died of a heart attack because she had done a 32-hour shift five times in that month.The main reason for overworking is attributed to Japan’s exponential growth and development without enough working population. Also, the economic recessions resulted in staff cutbacks, without decreasing work, resulting in extreme pressure on the workers.
Now I'm scared of karoshi. On the other hand, beautifully written post. Learning a bit more about Japan every single day. ^-^
I found an article online about a man dying from overwork. Here's the link: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-dies-overwork-japan-after-14239382
That is incredibly interesting and incredibly grim! Heard they also have a hikikomori issue going on there right now, too. What a crazy juxtaposition of circumstances. And here I am complaining about my occasional overtime weeks ha.
Yeah, I wrote about that in Random Japanese Fact of the Day Prt.25 ^-^ as problematic as it is, it's very interesting
Thank you so much! I never would have noticed that if you hadn't said something! ^-^ Really sorry...
I like this thing you do. I taught you would stop by now. How long do you think of keeping this as a thing
As long as there is at least one person who reads these, I will always make more. My reason for doing these is to spread information about Japan to as many people as I can, so I won't be stopping for some time. ^-^
how do you guys learn the kanjis is all I am asking? I can't differentiate one from the other, but I do love the language
If you click on one on the levels like "Introduction 1" When the little rectangle shows up, don't press start, instead press the button that looks like a light bulb, and it'll take you to to a page called duolingo notes, where it shows you kanji characters. I usually copy & Paste them onto a google doc, so I can study them for a bit.
sheer pressure. as in the general pressure, no one is "directly" pressuring them (peer pressure)
Peer Pressure is when someone is pushing you to do something SHEAR Pressure has something to do with skin.
shearing is like shaving, like you shear sheep wool. sheer is an emphasis word, meant to give the idea that the pressure was immense.
Monday is the busiest day for suicide by jumping in front of trains. I've been on trains when this happened. People get pissed, and everyone immediately gets on their cell phone to tell someone they'll be late because of a train suicide. if there's one thing worse than killing yourself, it's being late for work because someone else did.
I wouldn't say that being late for work is worse than dying personally, but hey different strokes.
I could not locate a part 24
Hmm... I'm not sure why Part.24 can't be found, the only place I can find it is in my followed section, did it get deleted?
Unsure. If you have the link, feel free to post it and I'll add it in. Or you can take this index and post the entire thing so others can find it :p
If I was overworked like that I WOULD KAROSHI too! It is very sad that things go out of hand like this! Slavery, Karoshi... It is very sad and I wish I could help with matters like this because it is out-of-hand... :=(