The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare defines hikikomori as people who refuse to leave their house and isolate themselves from society in their homes for a period exceeding six months According to government figures released in 2010, there are 700,000 individuals living as hikikomori with an average age of 31 An overlapping group of people with the hikikomori, otaku are "geeks" or "nerds" While hikikomori is mostly a Japanese phenomenon, cases have been found in the United States, Oman, Spain, Italy, South Korea and France More about hikkomori … [Read more...] about Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?
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Coronavirus: Timeline of the deadly virus in China and worldwide Wuhan evacuees arrive in Germany On February 1, 124 people including 102 Germans arrive at Frankfurt airport after being evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, on a German Air Force flight. The evacuees are taken to military barracks in Germersheim where they are set to be quarantined for 14 days. At least two of the evacuees are said to be infected with the new virus. … [Read more...] about China expels 3 Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘discriminatory’ column
The Great British car sell-off Austin: An underrated classic The Austin Motor Company Limited was a manufacturer of motor vehicles founded in 1905. In 1952 it was merged with Morris Motors Limited in the new holding company British Motor Corporation (BMC) Limited and the Austin name was used until 1987. The trademark is currently owned by SAIC after being transferred from bankrupt subsidiary Nanjing Automotive which acquired it with MG Rover Group in 2005. … [Read more...] about UK think tank looks for bright ideas to reform economy
But we have always respected the result of the referendum. And the verdict of the voters at the General Election confirmed that most wanted to go ahead with leaving Europe. … [Read more...] about Voice of the Mirror: Boris is a blustering PM making a show of playing hardball
Estate agents urged to tell buyers about air pollution Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop Bank of mum and dad 'one of UK's biggest mortgage lenders' On an annual basis, there were also falls in house prices in the South East of England (down 2%), London (down 1.4%), and the East of England (down 0.5%). … [Read more...] about House price growth slowest for seven years, says ONS