Public health experts concerned about "hikikomori".

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  • Author(s): Watts, Jonathan
  • Source:
    Lancet. 3/30/2002, Vol. 359 Issue 9312, p1131-1131. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      Focuses on the problem of acute social withdrawal by young adults in Japan. Crimes which have been committed by recluses; Idea that the younger generation has been made vulnerable by affluence and technological advances; Belief of psychiatrist Tamaki Saito that the government needs to take a systematic approach to defining and dealing with the illness.