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Japan: Hikikomori as a global issue

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Health, Youth

News [1] that the Japanese word hikikomori was included in the newest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English prompted some bloggers to think of English equivalents of the word. Perhaps “shut-in”, one blogger offers [2].

Hikikomori – Social withdrawal in Japan [3], Hiroshi Tomishige's blog about his experiences with hikikomori and thoughts about related social issues, is an excellent first-hand resource in English.