Government studies and surveys show that there are an estimated 1.1 million hikikomori across Japan. Photo: Shutterstock
Government studies and surveys show that there are an estimated 1.1 million hikikomori across Japan. Photo: Shutterstock
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Japan society ‘needs to change’ so hikikomori will feel welcome again, experts say

  • A new survey shows half of social recluses in Tokyo are women, and that many hikikomori also do not want help reintegrating
  • The results come as experts say a solution is needed for Japan’s ‘80-50’ problem, where elderly parents caring for their reclusive children in their 50s start to die

Government studies and surveys show that there are an estimated 1.1 million hikikomori across Japan. Photo: Shutterstock
Government studies and surveys show that there are an estimated 1.1 million hikikomori across Japan. Photo: Shutterstock
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