The number of internet users in Japan has exceeded 100 million and continues to grow.Internet technology has changed our daily lives dramatically.Discussion: Internet technology has changed our daily lives dramatically and altered the way we communicate as well.
Two-group comparisons between gamers and social media users, according to the main purpose of internet use, showed that gamers used the internet longer and had significantly higher mean IAT and HQ-25 scores.
It appears that adolescents and youth maintain their friendship primarily by communicating on the internet, especially young women.
Hikikomori phenomena, severe social withdrawal, is one of the most serious social concerns in Japan over the last two decades (28, 29).
Background: As the number of internet users increases, problems related to internet overuse are becoming more and more serious.
Adolescents and youth may be particularly attracted to and preoccupied with various online activities.