Karoshi Watch in Asia
KWEA at 2023 ANROEV conference
(MAY 9, 2023)
COVID-19’s impact on overwork and karoshi in South Korea
Karoshi of delivery workers due to COVID-19 in Korea
COVID-19’s impact on overwork and karoshi in Taiwan
Karoshi in Japan
Work, work, work, die: app-based driver overwork
KWEA at Fall conference of KSOEM
(NOV 14, 2020)
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 Asia (KWA) is a non-profit platform for sharing information of the Karoshi /overwork. The KWA precursor Karoshi Watch in East Asia (KWEA)was established in 2020 by a coalition of NGOs, including 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, and Sedane Labour Resource Centre (LIPS) from Indonesia joined in 2023.