Center for Stress-related Disease Control and Prevention

  The Center for Stress-Related Diseases Control and Prevention was established in April 2016 in response to the Official Program Guideline for the Prevention of Death from Overwork (approved by the Cabinet in July 2015) in the Act for the Promotion of the Prevention of Death from Overwork (implemented in November 2014). These guidelines state that "in order to contribute to the formation of a comfortable and less stressful working environment, the center will enhance and strengthen the human resource development of occupational physicians and other occupational health staff through collaboration with the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, and the Center for the Promotion of Occupational Health."
  The Center provides training and produces training materials for the development of human resources capable of responding effectively to measures to prevent deaths from overwork, and for the prevention of stress-related diseases.