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The Hikikomori

The Hikikomori
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Hikikomori is a term used to describe a growing group of young people in Japan who lock themselves in their bedrooms for months if not years. Experts can't agree on...

Guy Brighton
  • 17 january 2006


Hikikomori is a term used to describe a growing group of young people in Japan who lock themselves in their bedrooms for months if not years. Experts can’t agree on the number of hikikomori in Japan (figures rangefrom 100,000 to a 1,000,000) but the hikikomori tend to be young males, living with their parents.

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