• Hikikomori is a widespread issue in Japan, with an estimated 1.5 million working-age people living in isolation.
  • The term hikikomori was coined in Japan in the 1990s to describe young adults who had withdrawn from society and remained isolated in their homes for extended durations.
  • Hikikomori is not a clinical diagnosis but rather a social issue that affects individuals who choose to isolate themselves from society due to various reasons, including social anxiety, depression, academic pressure, and bullying.
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