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HikiNEET (ヒキニート – Social Withdrawal and NEET)

  • HikiNEET


    Yesterday, I introduced the term hikikomori (引きこもり), which means people who withdraw into their homes or rooms and rarely go outside.

    In addition to being a hikikomori, if the one is also a “NEET,” these terms can be combined as hikiNEET (ヒキニート).

    NEET is an acronym for “Not in Education, Employment, or Training” and refers to people who are neither students nor employed and are not receiving vocational training.
    ニートとは、”Not in Education, Employment, or Training” の略で、学生でも社会人でもなく、職業訓練も受けていない人のことを指します。

    Hikikomori and NEET are sometimes confused because of their lack of independence, but their definitions are distinctly different.

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