Karoshi means death from overwork. Overwork and excessive stress cause health problems, such as cerebral / heart diseases, mental disorders, and, eventually, death.
The term "Karoshi" has become widely used in Japan since the KAROSHI Hotline was launched in 1988. This term is now being used more often in other industrialized countries as well.
Nevertheless, there are still many cases of Karoshi. This site, available both in English and in Japanese, aims to offer users basic information on karoshi.
We hope that the site will be of some help for you in conducting your studies and studies.