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Hikikomori (Social Withdrawal): Coffee Chat by the Bay

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Professional Networking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 13 Apr 14:00 - 16:30

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This is becoming an international phenomenon…

Social withdrawal (hikikomori) is a phenomenon in which a person stays at home for more than six months at a time and avoids social participation such as through work or school. According to a Cabinet Office survey in Protected content , more than 1.4 million Japanese currently practice hikikomori. This is not only a youth phenomenon but also a long-term phenomenon, compounded by the social problem of an aging society, what is referred to as the “ Protected content ” Hikikomori causes serious problems in such areas as school attendance, employment, medical care, and welfare, and is an urgent national issue.

In the past, hikikomori was thought to be a social phenomenon peculiar to Japan. However, domestic and international research has revealed reports of people living in hikikomori situations in such countries as South Korea, Spain, France, Italy, the United States, and Brazil.

Please do a brief research before you attend the session.

引きこもり(ひきこもり、英: hikikomori, social withdrawal、引き籠もり)は、仕事や学校に行けず家に籠り、家族以外と交流がない(社会関係資本を持たない)状況またはそうした生活をしている人を指す。

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Fellow TPNG member Ryo Lumsden, a Certified Public Psychologist with MOFA, will co-host the session too.

It’s a light-hearted chat by the Sakura decorated Bay….. Join us!