Survey finds 1.5 million Japanese living as recluses after Covid


Survey finds 1.5 million people in Japan living as recluses, or ‘hikikomori’, after Covid-19

  • A government survey showed hikikomori, who rarely leave their room or house, represented 2 per cent of the population aged 15 to 64
  • Social pressure to conform in Japan can cause recluses to isolate themselves from friends and family for months


Updated: 6:21am, 5 Apr, 2023

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