The first fatality in Japan recognized as karōshi - death from overwork - was the 1991 suicide of a 24-year-old worker at the advertising giant Dentsu Inc.
Matsuri Takahashi, 24, also worked for Dentsu. On 25 December 2015, she jumped to her death from a dormitory balcony. Prior to her suicide, she had been forced to work up to 105 hours of overtime a month.
Joey Tocnang, a 27-year-old Filipino, worked for a die-casting company on the notorious Technical Intern Training Program, a state-sponsored program critics say is akin to modern slavery. He logged up to 122 hours of overtime a month and in April 2014 died of heart failure.
An unnamed manager at Kansai Electric Power Company committed suicide in April 2016. In the three months before his death, he had worked about 100 hours of overtime in both March and April, and over 200 hours in February.
Overtime has “become expected as a part of daily duties that nobody can refuse” (Koji Morioka, Kansai University). In 2015, 189 deaths in Japan were attributed to karōshi. The fatalities continue.
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 Latest Dentsu death shows ‘karoshi’ a part of Japan Inc. that toothless laws can’t fix, Mari Yamaguchi, The Japan Times, 28 Oct 2016
 Time to consign ‘death by overwork’ to Japan’s history, Hifumi Okunuki, The Japan Times, 23 Oct 2016 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2016/10/23/issues/time-consign-death-overwork-japans-history/