I just discovered Shaking Tokyo was on youtube.
Prof. Kato Takahiro is right when he says: “Most case studies have only focused on the psychological aspect, but hikikomori is not just about mental illness“
However, I would partly disagree when he says: “It’s very rare to find hikikomori in poor families” and ‘Majority of hikikomori are graduated people, after graduating university they became hikikomori.‘
It does not mean that they are the majority. But let’s not forget them.
Counter arguments to Kato’s claims could also be found in Uchida and Norasakkunkit (2015) recent article: “Sometimes NEET and Hikikomori are perceived as resulting from overprotection by upper-middle class parents who can afford to pay their children’s living expenses, but our results suggest that this is largely not the case
.” Total number of survey respondents of study 2 was 10,744 and their article is open access
Japanese high-school dropouts are abandoned by society (see my publication
Most of hikikomori subjects do not consult psychiatrists: psychiatrists only meet with a minority of hikikomori
cases (see my review
) and hikikomori subjects attend NPO activities where psychiatrists are absent (see my article in Subjectivity
“2 Millions NEETS in France” said ex-Prime Minister François Fillon in famous news broadcasting (France 2)
see at 2:30 / Video
2 millions de NEETs en France selon F. Fillon (JT, France 2)
Voir vidéo à 2:30
My article in the current issue of Subjectivity journal
Erratum: I made an error of romanization when I wrote “parazaito” instead of “parasaito“