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hikikomori

As Japan's economy declines and jobs are axed, many young salarymen, unable to cope with the shame of being laid off, are becoming hermits, locking themselves in their rooms and shunning all social contact. Known as hikikomori in Japanese, some remain isolated for years, usually supported by their parents. (via Plastic)

There are 2 comments on "hikikomori":

Posted by: Andrew http://realkosh.weblogs.com/ Fri May 31 04:40:41 2002

See William Gibson, "All Tomorrow's Parties"

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Fri May 31 05:56:30 2002

I thought he was an otaku not a hikikomori.

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