Japan isn’t a perfect place, it has its social issues like any other society but specifically in Japan, stressed teenagers are becoming social outcasts.
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Everyone knows that the Japanese are strict when it comes to study, it’s amazingly stressful because the high population of Japan means not everyone can make it into a university. All this leads to incredibly high expectations by parents and a constant uncertainty of what the future holds for the teenager’s. Sadly, there’s also a rise in the suicide rate for teenagers when final results for university entry are given out. Because of these highly demanding environments that teenager’s are living in a social and psychological phenomina is occuring in Japan, hikikomori.
Around %1 of Japan’s entire population which is a million people are beleived to be hikikomori. They are normally male teenager’s who, completely fed up with their expectation’s lock themselves in their room for weeks, months and sometimes years, never leaving. They’ll watch TV, play video games really do anything that involves not leaving their room and parents will normally allow it by feeding them and pretending not to notice it because they’re too embarassed of people finding out to get help. It’s so bad that now there’s even organisations and clinics that specifically deal with the hikikomori but most of them are silently suffering.[