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Douglas Robertson Japanese men are literally working themselves to death

'Karōshi' (過労死, literally 'overworking death')  can be registered as an official cause of death on a death certificate in Japan. And even women start becoming depressed when their husbands stop working such ridiculous hours – hence Retired Husband Syndrome. But the culture is going to be difficult to change

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Japan and South Korea 'settle' wartime sex slaves dispute

After decades of anguish for thousands of South Korean women forced into military brothels during the Second World War, Japan has agreed to formally apologise and pay £8m towards their psychological care. David McNeill reports