Municipalities try new ways to help Japan’s recluses find their place in society

Municipalities try new ways to help Japan's recluses find their place in society

Municipalities across Japan are reaching out to the social recluses known as hikikomori to help them find their place in society without focusing solely on getting them back into the workforce. Japan has some 540,000 people aged 15 to 39 who, aside from taking care of small chores, cut themselves off from the outside world for six months or longer at a time, according to a 2016 government estimate.

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The Voice Of Pokemon’s Professor Oak Has Passed Away 

The Voice Of Pokemon’s Professor Oak Has Passed Away 

In some incredibly sad news for the world of Pokémon, it’s been announced that Unsho Ishizuka, the voice actor for the iconic Professor Oak in the original Japanese anime, has passed away.

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How Our Cultural Obsession With Platonic ‘Girlfriends’ Sidelines Queer Women

How Our Cultural Obsession With Platonic 'Girlfriends' Sidelines Queer Women

We're familiar with the trope of straight women whose intimacy transcends bestfriendship. But we don't hear about what happens when the Other Woman wants something more than pseudo-romance. By Sadie Graham.

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