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Editorial Illustrations for Japanese Newspaper Article

Illustrations commissioned by The Japan Times for the article “The prison inside: Japan’s hikikomori lack relationships, not physical spaces”, June 1, 2019.


The Japan Times

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Digital, Ink
Färgad illustration av en gammal man som går ensam på en bostadsgata i Tokyo i gryningen.
Hikikomori is a form of severe social withdrawal that affects not only young people but the elderly as well.
Färgad illustration av en man med ett allvarligt uttryck som gömmer sig bakom en gardin
Hikikomori of all ages often experience feelings of failure and shame.
Färgad illustration av en person som sitter på golvet med händerna på huvudet och upplyst av tv-ljuset
Many hikikomori feel isolated and insecure, and those who suffered harassment or bad treatment in the workplace end up quitting their jobs.

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