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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hikikomori: Japanese Asperger's?

Posted: 09 Jul 2015, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 16
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Japanese culture is a very oppressive culture. It demands strict adherence to social norms. Social phobia, OCD and suicide among Japanese descendants in western countries are very common, so just picture Japan. What is worse is that there is simply no tolerance for disability and mental disorders, s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger in countries with less acceptance?

Posted: 09 Jul 2015, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 17
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People with Aspergers in these countries simply die, or live in reclusion, or are forced to beg. I've seen some romantic stuff about mental ilness and abnormality being more accepted in third world countries. It's not. There are few jobs. That means that people who are different are simply not hired...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Japanese Asperger's - do you have any insights?

Posted: 09 Jul 2015, 1:30 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 9,142


They don't. Japanese culture does not accept those who are different. It values conformity, perfection, obedience and strict etiquette. You have to read signs and know what people want without them speaking and behave perfectly in every different situation. Aspergers is considered a mental illness a...
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