From PJ Lifestyle: Japan’s Epidemic of Hikikomori


We’ve all seen the type, or maybe we’ve been it at one time or another. You know the one – the teenager who spends hours in front of video games, seeming to alienate himself from the real world for hours on end. Now imagine if you or your teen lived that lifestyle for many years, refusing all contact with the outside world, dependent on parents for everything. Welcome to the world of the hikikomori.

Over the last couple of decades, a new phenomenon has emerged in Japan – the emergence of the hikikomori (“withdrawn”).

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