Saturday, January 21, 2006

Freeters? (or Freeta) Young people who live at home well into their thirties and refuse to work in demanding career path jobs at corporations, but instead prefer low-pay positions as clerks in convenience stores and the like.

Approximately three percent of Japan's population are low-income non-career path young people who were not employed by major corporations after high school or college. This is a more significant problem than Hikikomori whose number may be greatly exaggerated. There is now a range given of between 50,000 and the too high one million for the withdrawn seclusive hikikomori.

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