Category: Hikikomori

Disability Hikikomori Japan Podcast

Disability News Japan Podcast: Are Japan’s Hikikomori Unwell, Disabled or None of the Above?

An estimated 20,000 people between 40 and 64 in Yokohama, who have no illness or disability, have mostly stopped going out for at least six months, according to a survey by the city government.

In the survey, nearly 40% of those residents who are in a state of “hikikomori,” or social reclusion, said their condition began when they started avoiding leaving home amid the coronavirus pandemic.