Japan Struggles to Understand the Abe Assassination
By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
The shocking murder highlighted Abe's unique stature. But aside from the high-profile target, the killing fit a pattern of lone wolf attacks in Japan.
The Trouble With Linking COVID-19 to Japan’s Hikikomori
By Tadasu Takahashi
The mental health issue is already poorly understood; now its role in the public imagination is shifting again.
What’s Behind the Rise of Recluses in Japan?
By Xiaochen Su
A lack of economic ambition is increasing the trend of “hikikomori” in Japan.