TOKYO—A 12 months in the past when Japan was under a pandemic state of emergency, Seiji Saejima known as his ex-wife for the first time since they divorced a couple of years earlier. He stated she informed him she was about to remarry and requested him not to name once more.
It was an unwelcome reminder of the isolation he was feeling.
“I did not have many friends to contact even before,” stated the 34-year-old, who works at a metropolis authorities workplace close to Tokyo. Then the pandemic compelled reductions in actions that saved him linked, like going to singles’ mixers.
“The coronavirus has made me realize I’m lonely,” he stated.
Recent information recommend many extra persons are having the similar expertise, and that’s altering the pondering of some governments.
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