BBC World News – Hikikomori in Japan

BBC World News – Hikikomori in Japan

BBC World News “Impact” Presenter Lucy Hockings spoke to psychologist Claudia Hammond about ‘hikikomori’ or the Japanese phenonmenon of young people withdrawing from social contact for long periods of time. She was joined by a young Japanese man,Shun Kobayashi, who talked frankly about his own experiences as a former hikikomori. Broadcast on 2nd July 2013.

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