On April 22,2017, I launched a campaign to assist the government of Japan with the issue of in their word,Hikikomori, that some of their citizens are suffering from. I Anthony L Manson do give The University Of Tokyo Foundation half ownership of this campaign with 50% of it’s copyrights of,and all writings that is related to this campaign that I may write in the future.This is a charitable campaign it can not be sold,nor the writings that will go with it,but to be used to benefit all those who suffer with hikikomori. I chosen this issue for two reasons,as a Christian,and as a Professional. As a Christian because God is concern with all life,as a Professional because this is what I do,to enlighten and inform the public about social issues,and to give them tools to cope. Hikikomori,a Japan word which mean pulling inward or withdraw,this mental disorder affect about 700,000 to 1.2 million people in Japan which causes them to shut in for as little as three months to 15 to 20 years or more. It is also visible in people in two other governments,Italy and South Korea,but appear more in numbers in Japan. Now, don’t think that this is some strange phenomenon that is unheard of,and only appears in a few countries.We know of this disorder, not by this name,Hikikomori, but the combination of this symptoms we in the Professional Helper’s field see it everywhere and everyday. No one chooses where they are born,and where we are born there are societal standards and pressures,some copes and fit in and others withdraws. This campaign is to help those who withdraws and pull inward.
The following writing is half owned by The United State Conference of Mayors.You and I have a responsible where we live to get involve with our local community and city. It is unaccepted to say I live so and so and we just walk through the city seeing and not seeing,then go to our homes and close the door and sit in our lazy boy and watch T.V and complaint. Yup,you and I have a duty,to help with the issues that surround us everyday right here where you live and I live. Get involve with your local city,so much to see,so much to do.
The following writing,is half owned by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless,with 50% of it’s copyrights in which I Anthony L Manson have given. They sat in a group reflecting on those places, walls, flooring, and location. They laugh and cried,laugh and cried some more. There was one in the group who didn’t say much, one asked,are you okay? I remember,he paused, I remember,when I had,he stops, he gets up,then sit back down, I’m anger,he said. Why can’t I have, why is it so hard to just have a place again? Can we have again, a home? The group was silence for a moment, then on spoke. I believe we can have a home again,no better yet I believe that we already have a home,she smile, yet,home without those wall,carpet, you know she said. Yes but it does feel good to have walls,and carpet, one said,yup the group agree. You know,someone esle spoke out, we know what it mean to be homeless and to have a home,with me it’s not two much different,except one experience have walls and carpet,but in both we do experience home.