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Karōshi (過労死), which can be translated literally as “overwork death” in Japanese, is occupational sudden mortality. The major medical causes of karōshi deaths are heart attack and stroke due to stress and a starvation diet. This phenomenon is also widespread in South Korea, where it is referred to as gwarosa (과로사/過勞死). In Chinese, overwork-induced death is called guolaosi (Traditional:過勞死 Simplified:过劳死).


intro’d to word here:

World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 9 May 2018 :

Working yourself to death is such a problem in Japan there’s a name for it https://t.co/iAoK1ICKec #stress https://t.co/g6Jon5xQYk(http://twitter.com/wef/status/994177769461383169?s=17)

Japan’s work culture is so intense, people in the 1970s invented a word that translates to..

death by overwork

karoshi..involves employees committing suicide or suffering from heart failure and stroke because of long work hours.

The result is an entire generation of workers desperate to seem devoted to their work.



refusal of work et al

the death of us

suffocating from the day