Monday, 5 December 2011


Hikikomori – the word for those Japanese who live isolated, mostly alone and in their rooms, even if in a family house – entered the Oxford English Dictionary as an import word in 2010. There is a report on the condition/situation in El Pais with David Coll Blanco's accompanying photos – sadly, the word is an export to the world. David's pictures are excellent, sympathetic, strong reportage portraits from a New Start centre for those seeking to leave behind their hikikomori life. Click on the "ampliar" icon to see the photos.

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