Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Anna Fifield and Yuki Oda by Anna Fifield and Yuki Oda Email the author May 17 at 10:29 PM Email the author A Buddhist priest and grandson walk in the procession of the 1,000-year-old Neri Kuyo festival at Taimadera temple in Katsuragi city, Nara prefecture, Japan, on May 14. (Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA/Shutterstock) Brutally long working hours are not just the preserve of Japanese office workers and laborers. Now, a Buddhist monk who works at a temple on the famed Mount Koya is suing his employers over his heavy workload, saying the early starts and late nights have made him depressed. The 46-year-old monk has been unable to work for the past two years, and is now seeking $78,000 in damages. “The problem with working at a temple is that there’s no work-hour management and there are… Read full this story
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