Japan's Death March: Overworked Salarymen

As full-time "salaryman" jobs are increasingly replaced by low-paid temporary positions, Japanese workers find themselves in a cycle of overwork, stress and depression that often leads to suicide.

A Lonely Death in Japan's Welfare Town

Unemployed men sleep on the streets of Kamagasaki, curled up in cardboard boxes. They find themselves outcasts from the mainstream "salaryman" culture. Alcoholism and suicide are common.

Japan: Not Enough Jobs in Osaka

Job creation is one of the biggest challenges Japan faces. A government labor center in Osaka has little to offer unemployed day workers other than mopping the floor at the center.