Some unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: ShutterstockSome unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: Shutterstock
Some unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: Shutterstock

In Japan, extreme bids to help hikikomori are causing them further distress

  • Some desperate parents are paying as much as US$65,000 for companies to use violent means to reintegrate their reclusive children into society
  • Dubbed hikidashiya – literally ‘those who pull people out’ – a number of these firms currently being investigated
Topic |   Japan
Some unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: ShutterstockSome unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: Shutterstock
Some unscrupulous companies are profiting from extreme measures to remove hikikomori from their homes. Photo: Shutterstock
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