Worker at new National Stadium construction site kills self
Jiji -- Jul 21
A male worker for a construction company engaged in a project to construct Japan's new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, committed suicide in March, a lawyer representing his bereaved relatives revealed Thursday.

With his overtime in the month shortly before the suicide found to have surpassed 200 hours, the relatives filed a petition with a Tokyo labor standards inspection office for its certification that the death of the 23-year-old was related to work, claiming that he developed depression because of exhaustion and killed himself as a result.

The man, who was in the first year at the construction company, had been involved in ground-improving work at the new stadium site in central Tokyo since December 2016, according to the lawyer, Hiroshi Kawahito.

The man, a Tokyo resident, went missing on March 2 this year and was found dead in the central Japan prefecture of Nagano in April, Kawahito said.

News source: Jiji
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