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oyayubi sedai

oyayubi sedai  n.— «So important has the thumb become on gadgets in Japan, where text messaging caught on earlier, that a certain demographic group is referred to as oyayubi sedai, “the thumb generation.”» —“All Thumbs...

hikikomori

hikikomori  n.— «Hikikomori is not a disease. For reasons ranging from bullying to exam failure, some young people are shutting themselves away in their rooms and having as little direct contact with the outside world as possible. Many are...

hikikomori

hikikomori  n.— «Hikikomori has become a major issue in Japan. Loosely translated as “social withdrawal,” hikikomori refers to the state of anomie into which an increasing number of young Japanese seem to fall these days...

freeter

freeter n. a person who takes a series of temporary jobs; a job-hopper, temp worker, or freelancer. Also freeta. Etymological Note: free + Ger. arbeit ‘work’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

freeter

freeter  n.— «Kato worked for a trading firm for about two years after he graduated from college with a major in law in 1982, but decided to quit when he realised he could take time off anytime he wanted and have larger pay cheques if he...