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TV takes the lazy approach on 'hikikomori'

| Apr 9, 2016

TV takes the lazy approach on 'hikikomori'

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On March 21, TV Asahi’s long-running variety show “TV Tackle” ran a special feature on hikikomori — people who have withdrawn from society. Hikikomori first came to the attention of the general public in 1999 when a Niigata man was arrested for keeping a ...

Reforms neglect nursing care problems

| Mar 12, 2016

Reforms neglect nursing care problems

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In recent weeks, there have been two major news stories related to the issue of senior nursing care. In one, the Supreme Court reversed a Nagoya High Court ruling that ordered a 94-year-old woman to compensate JR Tokai for damages caused in 2007 by ...