It’s a shame you can’t embed gifs in the episode descriptions, because otherwise this would just be the Ron Paul It’s Happening! gif.
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Japanese white papers on karoshi, aging population, and declining birthrates (for some reason I couldn’t find the karoshi one more recently than 2017).
A recent Japan Times piece on hikikomori.
Hughes, David W. The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music
Itoh, Keiko. The Japanese Community in Prewar Britain
Relevant Manga Sensei episode