Psychologist and psychoanalyst, Nicolas Tajan is the author of Génération hikikomori (2017, in French) and Mental Health and Social Withdrawal in Japan: Beyond the Hikikomori Spectrum (Routledge forthcoming 2021). His articles have appeared in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescenceL’Information psychiatriqueThe Asia Pacific Journal: Japan FocusThe Asia-Pacific Journal of Counselling and PsychotherapyCipango, 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.


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