Many women would sacrifice spending time with their husbands and children, it appears, but the two mentioned in this Guardian article went well beyond and above the call of economic duty and sacrificed their lives for it:
Miwa Sado, who worked at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Tokyo, logged
159 hours of overtime and took only two days off in the month leading
up to her death from heart failure in July 2013...
was 24 when she killed herself in April 2015. Labour standards
officials ruled that her death had been caused by stress brought on by
long working hours. Takahashi had been working more than a 100 hours’
overtime in the months before her death.
Weeks before she died on Christmas Day 2015, she posted on social
media: “I want to die.” Another message read: “I’m physically and
It used to be that men joked about dying at work, now there are women doing it. Young women at that. Well, it's Japan so may be, they had no choice. Luckily, we still do...