Ishikawa Kiyoshi
  • Ishikawa Kiyoshi 
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Journalist. Graduated from Sophia University and worked for NHK (Nippon Broadcasting Corporation) before going freelance. Has been involved in providing support for long-term hikikomori (recluses) since around 2000. Author of Dokyumento: Chōki hikikomori no genba kara (Long-Term Recluses: A Documentary Report from the Front Lines) and other works.
“Hikikomori”: Social Recluses in the Shadows of an Aging Japan2017.07.19

The phenomenon of hikikomori—long-term social withdrawal—came to the fore as an issue involving young Japanese in the late 1990s. The situation is becoming even more serious as the recluses advance in age.

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