Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Nicolas Tajan is the author of Génération hikikomori (2017, in French) and Mental Health and Social Withdrawal in Japan (Routledge forthcoming). His articles have appeared in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence, L’Information psychiatrique, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, The Asia-Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cipango, and Subjectivity (Top viewed paper of 2015, Palgrave).

Program-Specific Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Dr. Tajan is also the Vice-president of the International Mental Health Professionals Japan. He attended Bordeaux University, Toulouse University, and Kyoto University Institute for Research in Humanities. He lives with his family in Kyoto.