Lights Out, Workaholics

Lights Out, Workaholics

Years of cajoling and lecturing had done no good. In a society where white- collar workers burn the midnight oil as a matter of routine, tougher action was needed. So henceforward, Nippon Steel will switch off the electricity at its Tokyo headquarters at 10 p.m., forcing the workaholics among its 3,300 employees to suspend work and go home. Those who try to make up for the lost hours on Sunday will find the doors locked.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!