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The Mystery of the Missing Million(2002) – In Japan, a million young men have shut the door on real life. Almost one man in ten in his late teens and early twenties is refusing to leave his home – many do not leave their bedrooms for years on end. (BBC)(r/Documentaries)
I’m sure it’s mentioned in the video, but for those of you who are curious, the Japanese have a term for these people: hikikomori. Say what you want about their financial situation and/or lack of parenting, but the problem is a nationwide issue and much more significant than “kids being kids.”
Someone also asked how things are now. Not specifically related to hikikomori, but this article is a few years old and does a good job of summarizing the grim outlook for young people in Japan. Tl;dr salarymen culture + women more interested in careers + video games + declining national economic prosperity = less sex.
That being said, Japan is one of my favorite countries. Been twice in the last five years. I know it will bounce back.
EDIT2: Since this comment is doing well, here are some links. Icyc, I’m a high school teacher who had a student dealing with a similar (albeit Americanized) situation. Got sucked in to reading about it.