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Hikikomori — Japan’s 2 Million Shut-ins

Hikikomori — Japan’s Shut-ins

The Lack of Ikigai In Japan

Many books and blog posts that explore the subject of ikigai make the claim that all Japanese have and can easily identify their own ikigai. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are millions of Japanese who don’t feel ikigai. Many of these people suffer greatly from unwanted loneliness, experience a feeling of not being needed, and lack a sense…

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Nicholas Kemp

Nicholas Kemp

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Author, Japanologist and founder of Ikigai Tribe. 📕 Interested in ikigai? Read my book IKIGAI-KAN: Feel a Life Worth Living. https://ikigaikan.com