“In Japan, there’s not even a term for ‘work-life balance.’ What there is, though, is a word for ‘death by overwork.’ It’s ‘karoshi,;’ and it’s considered such an inevitable result of Japan’s notoriously grueling work culture that it’s hardly even discussed.” From WaPo: Do Japanese really work themselves to death? In some cases, yes.

+ From PRI: “Is it possible to market malaise? In Japan at least, the answer is yes. Meet Gudetama, the anthropomorphic embodiment of severe depression.” (This is essentially what I’m going for with all of my user avatars.)