S. Korea considering proposal for 69-hour work week https://www.yahoo.com/news/korea-considering-proposal-69-hour-222008515.html Ana Yoo Tue, March 14, 2023 at 11:20 PM GMT+1 " South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol is reviewing a new proposal calling to reform the work week maximum to 69 hours. In the proposal, which was set forth by the conservative labor ministry on Mar. 6, companies will be able to increase the maximum number of working hours in a week from the current 52 hours. The proposal will be under public review until it is sent to the National Assembly for approval no later than July. Since the proposal’s announcement, the government has faced intense backlash from South Korea’s Millennials and Generation Z — eponymously referred to as the “MZ generation” in Korea." In my previous employment I reported to a VP who came to US from S. Korea, he was a manager at Samsung for many years. A really good person to work with. He was telling us how they worked and I think Japan is the same or even tougher.