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Return to Work: The Pains of Injury are More than Physical and Financial

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For many, the rewards of work are not just financial, but also social, and related to a desire for meaningful occupation. Each of these contribute to a general sense of well-being, which can help explain why unemployment is associated with poor mental health. As a comment piece in a Hong Kong newspaper recently discussed, there is a need to recognise the broader implications of work injury. Read More

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Is the Problem of Hikikomori Unique to Japan?

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The Japanese concept of Hikikomori receives regular media attention, usually in terms of the densely packed cities of Japan such as Tokyo and Osaka. As Brown Political Review recently pointed out, discussion of Hikikomori tends to be “uniquely Japanese”, but there is increasingly evidence to suggest that the problem is more global. The CSRP has recently investigated to what extent Hong Kong is also afflicted. Read More