in East Asia
Annual Working Hours around the world
In East Asian countries where long working hours are much more pervasive than in western countries; long working hours, heavy workloads and work stress have caused more and more health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, mental disorders and suicides and gained growing concerns in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Karoshi Watch in East Asia (KWEA) is the platform for sharing information of the Karoshi /overwork. We are co-founded by three non-profit organizations Korea Institute of Labor Safety and Health (KILSH) from South Korea, Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Link (Taiwan OSH Link) from Taiwan and POSSE from Japan.