Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on November 28, 2017. The speaker was Toshio Takagi, Associate Professor in the Department of Business Design at Showa Women’s University.
“ブラック企業” (exploitative enterprise or “black” kigyho) are exploitative enterprises known for mistreating their workers through harassment, overwork without pay, and other violations of Japan’s labor laws and constitutionally-enshrined rights. In some cases, they have been held responsible for killing their employees through “過労死” (overwork death or karoshi).