Half a million Japanese citizens never leave their home


Half a million Japanese citizens never leave their homeHalf a million Japanese citizens never leave their home - Japan is a country that has exotic history, unique traditions, and stunning beauty. But behind it all, Japan keeps a gray mystery story. There are about 500 thousand of Japanese, especially young people who never again leave the house. They tend to avoid the real world and withdraw the social life of society.

The self isolating habit is called hikikomori, that personality withdraws from the community for at least 6 months. They will only feel safe and comfortable while in his private room. "Hikikomori occurs in the age range 15-39 years, equal to 1.6% of the population of Japan," wrote The Weekly Observer.


Some Japanese sociologists consider the phenomenon of withdrawal from society due to the otaku culture, ie the culture of addiction to manga, anime, video games, and social media. In 2014, the survey revealed the youths claiming to be unhappy with their lives. As many as 7.5% of youth say they feel comfortable with themselves.


Another opinion reveals Japanese parents are too protective of their children. The habit makes the child has problems in working and always depends on his parents. Children grow up to be flabby and can not bear tough.


So when they are under pressure, they will tend to withdraw from all tangible things, including leaving school or the work environment. "The condition is exacerbated by the treatment of others who act discriminatively against people with hikikomori," continued the media.


Under such circumstances, people with hikikomori suffer from chronic depression. They will stay in bed rather than seek professional help. Japan is a country with a population of about 127 million people. That number places Japan as one of the most populous countries in the world.


However, the population declined because of low birth rates in recent years. The government now considers the hikikomori phenomenon as a serious problem.



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