There may be more young people in Hong Kong with the condition known as ‘hikikomori’ than in Japan, where the term was coined. Photo: Stephanie Teng

Hong Kong’s hidden youth: societal pressure driving city’s young into apathy and reclusiveness

  • Hikikomori trend is widely known in Japan, but receives little attention here, where up to 2 per cent of the population may be withdrawn
  • Confucian societies are seen as more susceptible because of parental pressure and peer expectations
Topic |   Hong Kong youth

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There may be more young people in Hong Kong with the condition known as ‘hikikomori’ than in Japan, where the term was coined. Photo: Stephanie Teng
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