Solitude appears to have an image problem in Japan

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Aug 11, 2018

Solitude appears to have an image problem in Japan

"Is solitude an illness?" The Asahi Shimbun raised the question in an op-ed feature last month. Or is it an intensified form of health — a view that informs the monthly magazine Bungei Shunju's treatment of the subject. A child playing alone evokes pity — misplaced, perhaps. ...