Japan vows no more deaths from overwork while building Olympic arena


TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese sports official promised on Friday to work with the builder of a showpiece stadium for the 2020 Olympics to stamp out "death by overwork", a designation authorities applied last week to the suicide of a stadium worker.

The parents of the 23-year-old petitioned the government this year to recognise his suicide as "karoshi" - or "death by overwork", with media saying he had worked 200 hours of overtime a month before his death.

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