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September 08, 2011

Japanese culture described as "muen shakai" - a no relationship society researchers find up to 15.27 % of people feel unconnected with no social relations

“ muen shakai — a "no-relationship society.... some 32,000.. people dying alone at home (in Japan)... Sometimes weeks go by before anyone notices...In no other country are people as unconnected as the Japanese, 15.27 percent of whom say they have almost no social relations. The OECD average is 6.7 percent. The gregarious Americans (3.11 percent) come across as among the least lonely, though the Irish (2.93 percent) and the Dutch (2.01 percent) have them beat.”

Source: Only connect: Japan struggles to bond
Sunday, July 4, 2010
BIG IN JAPAN
Japan Times

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