Dentsu, an international advertising and public relations company that employs 47,000 and operates in 140 countries, confirmed Thursday that Tadashi Ishii would resign after the company's board meeting in January. His resignation comes after 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi committed suicide on Christmas Day in 2015.
Japanese regulators determined in October that Takahashi, who joined the company in April 2015, had clocked about 105 hours of overtime in the month leading up to her death, CNN reported. The regulators ruled that the workload resulted in her suicide. Takahashi jumped to her death from the upper floor of a company dormitory, a lawyer for her family told the Japan Times.