Where are the NEET Japanese in the 80s boom?

Nov 2014
240
ph
#1
Is NEETdom in Japan basically a product of the collapse of the 80s bubble? And during the boom years, these NEETs would have found employment in companies that would have been willing to tolerate them and keep them employed under a lifetime employment system, since everybody was rolling in money back them, in contrast to much leaner economic times from the 90s onward, when profits were a lot lower, and so getting rid of the least performing assets was paramount.
 
Oct 2014
77
Osaka
#2
Is NEETdom in Japan basically a product of the collapse of the 80s bubble? And during the boom years, these NEETs would have found employment in companies that would have been willing to tolerate them and keep them employed under a lifetime employment system, since everybody was rolling in money back them, in contrast to much leaner economic times from the 90s onward, when profits were a lot lower, and so getting rid of the least performing assets was paramount.
NEETs are related to the concept of Otaku and hikikomori in my opinion. It's all related. People can't see the point of traditional life choices. Women aren't interested in relationships because they find more enjoyment in a career and the independence that goes with it. Men don't have the stability and the income required to support a family, and a lot of young people enjoy their lives without getting tied down. On the other hand, sense of duty to society has declined. In that sense today's youth are more selfish than previous generations, but also more fulfilled and more free to do what they want. On the other hand, the hikikomori will eventually find out that you can't live alone forever. What happens when these people get too old and realise they have no family? It's a recipe for the destruction of the society in my opinion, and the government is partly to blame. Making having a family more affordable and changing the corporate culture to make it easier for women to combine work and family might be a good idea.