Dentsu's Global Chief Executive to Resign After Overworked Employee Committed Suicide

Japanese officials recommended prosecution


Dentsu chief executive officer Tadashi Ishii announced today that he will resign next month after leading the network for more than five years.

His press conference came less than one day after the Japan Times and other local outlets reported that the country's labor ministry had referred Ishii and the Dentsu organization to federal prosecutors. Officials reportedly recommended filing unspecified charges over the December 2015 suicide of a young Dentsu employee who attributed her own death to a culture of "overwork."

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