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11/29/2002--Tokyo, Japan..19 year old Dai Hasebe at his parents home in Meguro Ward Tokyo, plays with one of the two cats given to him by his parents. Dai has been a 'hikikomori', or shut-in, since he was 11, rarely venturing out of his family's apartment, instead spending all his time shut off from the world in the tiny apartment. ..Experts estimate that at up to a million Japanese live as shut-ins as they hide from the social pressures of Japanese society.....All photographs ©2003 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.This image may not be reproduced without expressed written permission from Stuart Isett.