In Japan, Not Working Overtime is a Radical Notion

A new hit show in Japan entitled, “I Will Not Work Overtime, Period!” has deeply resonated with a country that has a deadly national work ethic.  In the popular television show, a young woman refuses to work past 6:00pm at her office job, a radical act in Japan.  She clearly tells her employer that she will not allow her job to compromise her goal to raise a family.

The show has prompted Japanese workers to reflect on their own struggles to