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The Hikikomori: Modern-day hermits living in quarantine for years before Covid-19
Homegrown | 24/09/2020 01:26 PM | Click to read full article
Meet the lost generation, children born out of loneliness, the Hikikomori .
The Hikikomori are detached beings who find comfort in solitude. ‘Hikikomori’ in its purest literary sense means ‘withdrawal’ and ‘hiding within one’s self’. Native to where most of the Hikikomori reside, its origin is Japanese. It’s a label given to the strange stratum of reclusive millennials who live as 21st-century outcasts, rejecting society and leading a sage-like life, confined within their abode.