Karōshi (過労死)

Japanese, literally “death from overwork”: occupational sudden death. Every year in Japan, hundreds of seemingly healthy shachiku (社畜)—“corporate livestock”—die unexpectedly of stress-induced heart attacks and strokes. The high working hours in Japan are comparable to few other “developed” nations, with the exception of the United States, which lacks a technical term for this kind of fatality—since who’s living, anyway?