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Japan's middle-aged recluses in dire need of help, survey finds

Jan 25, 2017

Japan's middle-aged recluses in dire need of help, survey finds

Middle-aged people who live as recluses are in dire need of better public counseling services, a new survey has found, highlighting the need for measures to address the previously underreported demographic. Those living as hikikomori — a Japanese word literally meaning “pulling inward, being ...