Enquête du Cabinet du Japon

Rapport de recherches sur le hikikomori. Synthèse des résultats publiés en septembre 2016 par le bureau du cabinet du Japon (Hamasaki et al. 2017) Revue L’information psychiatrique Volume 93, numéro 4, Avril 2017 Au Japon, le phénomène de retrait social désigné par le mot hikikomori touche un nombre important d’individus, selon les enquêtes épidémiologiques. De […]

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Review of Hikikomori

Abstract Background Hikikomori in Japan is the phenomenon of social withdrawal that effects hundreds of thousands of individuals, in which the individual shuts his/herself in their room, generally at their family’s home, for several months or even years without engaging in social relationships. Although the number of articles on this topic is increasing, a thorough […]

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Postmodern social renouncers

The aim of this research is to transmit and comment on the authentic voices of socially withdrawn subjects and to contribute toward refining subjective inquiry in contemporary Japan. Here, I detail the cases of four individuals visiting Japanese Non Profit Organizations between August 2011 and August 2012. In accordance with my findings, I define socially […]

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School non-attendance & counseling in Japan

What’s it about? In this article, I describe the spreading of psychological clinics in Japan by way of a school counselling system implemented to treat truant adolescents and their families. This investigation sheds light on the complex network of associations and certifications, along with details about contemporary Japanese clinicians, how they deal with institutional and […]

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2016 Hikikomori Survey

Abstract In September 2016, the Cabinet Office of Japan published the results of an epidemiological survey focusing on acute social withdrawal (hikikomori). This article summarizes and assesses the major features of the survey. It aims at facilitating research and international exchanges on a mental health and social problem affecting at least 541,000 people in Japan […]

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Hikikomori trauma

There are three traumatic dimensions of hikikomori survivors: the trigger of bullying, the traumatic effects of social isolation, and family trauma. Hikikomori is a struggle inside the home and outside social institutions, against the contemporary practices of the mental health field. Read article

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