How will a ministry of loneliness help?

Topics Loneliness | Work from home | Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, announced the addition of a Minister of Loneliness to his cabinet last month, closely following a similar announcement in January 2018 by the United Kingdom (UK). Loneliness, as a societal malaise, is rarely acknowledged. Which is why it is heartening to see that it is finding a prominent place on governmental agenda. Work from home (WFH), telework, remote work and the visible absence of social contact and social get-togethers in the past year have left people across the globe feeling increasingly stressed and lonely. Japan, as a country has a.....

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