the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare defines hikikomori as individuals who refuse to leave their parents’ house, and isolate themselves away from society in their homes for a period exceeding six months.

It’s an interesting entry, worth reading if you haven’t. But what I love is the list of related links:

  • Solitude
  • Hermit
  • Loneliness
  • Loner
  • Quarter life crisis
  • Reclusiveness

: Zubon