Hideaki Kumazawa was arrested on Saturday after allegedly killing his 44-year-old son. Photo: Kyodo

Deadly attacks in Japan shine a light on the country’s modern hermits, known as hikikomori

  • Support groups for the estimated 613,000 people aged between 40 and 64 who are socially withdrawn were quick to respond, criticising unfair coverage
  • There is generally greater concern about the mental health of the older age hikikomori as the parents who have been caring for them are in old age
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Hideaki Kumazawa was arrested on Saturday after allegedly killing his 44-year-old son. Photo: Kyodo
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