Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Hikikomori - the truly immobile ones?

I thought this post, although perhaps not totally about mobility, was nevertheless intriguing...and says some things about a modern mobile world!

'Hikikomori is a term used to describe a growing group of young people in Japan who lock themselves in their bedrooms for months if not years, reports the NY Times. Experts can't agree on the number of hikikomori in Japan (figures rangefrom 100,000 to a 1,000,000) but the hikikomori tend to be young males, living with their parents.'

Via Smartmobs

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