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Following recent stabbing incidents involving middle-aged hikikomori, or social recluses, and their parents, the number of inquiries received by support groups and similar organizations that support such individuals has surged. A stabbing rampage in Kawasaki by a recluse and the murder of a reclusive man ...
A candidate from regional party Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) won Sunday's mayoral election in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, likely giving a boost to the party's push for local administrative reorganization. Hideki Nagafuji, a 42-year-old former Osaka Prefectural Assembly member, defeated two other contenders. Voter ...
Men jam their feet into high-heeled shoes and walk back and forth, some falteringly, others with unlikely confidence. Some women watch, gauging the men's reactions while sympathizing with each other's stories about wearing the torturous items masquerading as fashion. They were all participants in a ...