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HIKIKOMORI

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JAPAN
May 31, 2023
Japan's parliament enacts bill to tackle social isolation
The legislation obliges local governments to make efforts to set up regional councils made up of groups offering aid to people suffering from isolation.
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JAPAN / Society
Apr 13, 2023
Virtual spaces coaxing Japan's social recluses back into society
Local governments and private companies are making efforts to establish unique 'club activities' based on common interests as the problem of social disconnection continues to spiral.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2023
South Korea tries $500 handouts to help get reclusive children outside
The new policy’s main goal is to help disadvantaged youth, but it’s also a way for the country to address its shrinking working-age population.
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JAPAN
Apr 1, 2023
1.5 million people in Japan living as social recluses, many as a result of the pandemic
Some 20% became social recluses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cabinet Office survey.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 4, 2023
A Tokyo esports school coaxes dropouts back to class
Parents are realizing that nontraditional schooling is better than none at all.
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JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Aug 19, 2022
Tokyo ward finds 1 in 3 recluses don't want government help to reintegrate
The local authority's survey also showed that 1 in 24 households have someone who will not go out to work or school and rarely interacts with anyone outside their immediate family.
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JAPAN / Society
Jun 13, 2022
A third of social recluses are in their 40s and 50s, Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward finds
The ward's survey also showed that 1 in 4 hikikomori had isolated themselves from society and not participated in any social activities for at least a decade.
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CULTURE / Books
Dec 12, 2021
‘The Shut Ins’: A poignant look at loneliness from four points of view
The individual voices of the characters shine in Katherine Brabon's novel, which delves into societal pressures and isolation in contemporary Japan.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 1, 2021
Solitude or isolation? Whatever it is, it's spreading.
While humanity is a social species, there's something to be said about solitude. The good kind, that is.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 20, 2021
Line between solitude and withdrawal becomes blurred in Japan amid pandemic
More than half of the nationwide hikikomori population of 1.15 million are between 40 and 64 years old.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 3, 2021
Six-year prison term upheld for ex-top Japanese bureaucrat over murder of son
The defense team had argued that even if a claim of self-defense was rejected, Hideaki Kumazawa should only have received a suspended sentence.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2020
Former top Japanese bureaucrat accused of murdering son pleads not guilty
Hideaki Kumazawa, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Tokyo District Court in December last year.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
May 15, 2020
The trouble with linking COVID-19 to 'hikikomori'
The mental health issue is already poorly understood; now its role in the public imagination is shifting again.
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JAPAN / Society
May 3, 2020
What Japan's hikikomori can teach us about self-isolation
A month at home in isolation may seem like an eternity for those unaccustomed to a lack of person-to-person contact, but the experiences of Japan's large numbers of hikikomori, or social recluses, may offer some hints on how to stay sane during the coronavirus pandemic.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2019
Ex-top Japanese bureaucrat appeals sentence for killing son
The defense team of a former top bureaucrat appealed Wednesday a court ruling last week that sentenced him to six years in prison for murdering his socially reclusive son.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 20, 2019
Behind the rise of Japan's recluses
A lack of economic ambition is increasing the trend of 'hikikomori.'
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 16, 2019
Former top ministry official sentenced to six year term for son's murder
Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, had admitted to the slaying, saying his 44-year-old son was a social recluse capable of committing violent acts.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2019
Tokyo prosecutors demand eight-year prison term for ex-farm bureaucrat Hideaki Kumazawa
Prosecutors on Friday demanded an eight-year jail term for a former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry who has admitted to killing his socially reclusive son in Tokyo.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2019
Former top Japan farm ministry official admits to murdering reclusive son in first day of trial
A former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry admitted Wednesday to killing his socially reclusive son, during the first day of his high-profile trial in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Police end probe of Kawasaki stabbing rampage with motive still a mystery
Police on Monday formally ended their investigation of a man who went on a fatal stabbing rampage in Kawasaki earlier this year targeting schoolchildren before killing himself.

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