Survey: People in their 30s feel most lonely, isolated in Japan

Asahi -- Apr 29
People in their 30s feel the most lonely and isolated of all age groups in Japan, while those in their 70s are the least likely to feel that way, a government survey showed.

Respondents who tended to feel lonely also included temporary workers, unemployed people and those with annual household incomes of less than 1 million yen ($8,000), according to the survey results released on April 8.

Many, including those in their 20s and 30s, said they have no one to consult with, live alone, are unmarried or are in ill health.

Asked how frequently they felt all alone, 4.5 percent of all respondents said they often or always do, while 14.5 percent said sometimes and 17.4 percent said from time to time.

Many respondents said they felt alone after losing a family member or being bullied or harassed. ...continue reading