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Japanese 'cafe movement' tackling loneliness, poverty

Kate Martyr in Tokyo
October 27, 2023

In Japan, the number of single-person households is increasing. Meanwhile, society is aging with a declining birth rate. These factors present a risk for social isolation and loneliness, which have been proven as serious health concerns. Could this Japanese community cafe movement hold the key to bringing people together?

Kate Martyr
Kate Martyr Editor and video producer at DW's Asia Desk and News Digital