Japan firm considers 3-day weekends as nation rethinks culture of long work hours
“We don’t see the three-day weekend system as the end goal but an option,” company spokeswoman Megumi Yagita told Bloomberg.
“By giving employees more freedom on how to work, we’re hoping that employees choose a style that lets them perform at their best, so that we boost productivity,” she added.
A recent incident of the suicide of a 24-year-old woman in Japan's advertising company giant Dentsu has also raised up the issue. The incident led company’s president to resign earlier this month.
Japan has a serious problem of people working overtime. The country clocks up 80 hours of overtime a month.