Japan’s labour shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians make their way in a business district in Tokyo, Japan May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) – When she worked in sales for a Japanese bank, Chihiro Narazaki was passed over for the best assignments in favour of older colleagues. Her input was discouraged and she often stayed late just to do routine paperwork. The 29-year-old knew where this was heading: her father, who works in pharmaceutical sales, had […]

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