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Jargon watch: black business

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In the west, corporate and social responsiblity has been on the minds of management teams for a while. It is also starting to get traction in Asian companies that are exposed to international markets. It doesn’t seem to trouble some Japanese companies however.

A black business is described as a company that overworks its employees, harasses them, and/or pays significantly low wages for the work provided.

Charges against black businesses include death by overwork.

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