Conference about hikikomori in Paris, 20-21 March 2013

The first French-Japan international symposium about hikikomori and withdrawn youth issues will take place in Paris. On March the 20th the symposium will gather sociologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychoanalysts. The day after the movie tobira no mukou will be shown at Paris Descartes University, and there will be a debate with the movie maker … Continue reading Conference about hikikomori in Paris, 20-21 March 2013

Suicide after Ijime in France and Japan

Boy on high school baseball club kills self after repeat scolding by coach OKAYAMA — A student assistant to a high school baseball team committed suicide here last year after the team coach verbally attacked him repeatedly, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned. According to the Okayama Prefectural Board of Education, the 16-year-old student at Okayama … Continue reading Suicide after Ijime in France and Japan

” Pathology seen in French Hikikomori ”

Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2012;114(10):1173-9. [Article in Japanese] Furuhashi T, Figueiredo C, Pionnié-Dax N, Fansten M, Vellut N, Castel PH. Source Department of Psychopathology & Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Medicine/Center for Student Counseling, Nagoya University. Abstract Young people who meet the definition of “Hikikomori” have come to be seen in France since around 2008. However, simply “fitting the definition” does not necessarily … Continue reading ” Pathology seen in French Hikikomori ”