Japan is the country that coined the word “karoshi,” or death by overwork. Now it wants companies to let workers finish early on the last Friday of every month, go out and have some fun.
1. What will this government campaign be called and when does it start?
2. How is this move expected to improve private consumption in Japan?
3. How much of annual leave consumption do Japanese workers typically use?
Ujikane, K. (2016). Japan Wants Its Overworked Citizens to Start Weekends Early. Bloomberg News, Dec. 29 (Retrievable online at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-29/japan-wants-its-overworked-citizens-to-start-weekends-early)