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Advertising giant Dentsu barred from tendering over employee death

The 2015 suicide of an employee due to overwork at advertising giant Dentsu is also starting to affect its lucrative government business in Japan. The agency, that possesses close to a monopoly in publicly procured government advertising business, is being hit by regulations that require government institutions to suspend their suppliers if they are under criminal investigation. The Tokyo Labor Bureau has recently referred the company and officials to prosecutors.

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