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Hashimoto Yoshiaki
  • Hashimoto Yoshiaki 
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Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo. Born in Tokyo in 1955. Received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Tokyo. Research interests include changes in communication behavior and their social impact, and the effects of media use on young people. Author of Neodejitaru neitibu no tanjō (A Birth of Neo-Digital Natives) and Media to Nihonjin—kawariyuku nichijō (Media and the Japanese: Changing Everyday Life).
Bound by the Web: Internet Addiction in Japan2013.12.09

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare estimates that as many as 518,000 junior high and high school students across the country may be addicted to the Internet. Using data from various surveys of social media use, Professor Hashimoto Yoshiaki of the University of Tokyo examines the background to Internet addiction and looks at what can be done about it.

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