Japan Appoints Minister Of Loneliness

Japan has appointed a “minister of loneliness,” a role that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness among Japan’s residents as the country deals with rising suicide rates. What do you think?

“This is a pointlessly wasteful and obtrusive move for an emotion that has traditionally been privatized with minimal regulation.”

Allison Boyd • Unemployed

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“He only got the job because his dad is lonely.”

Emil Larsen • Edge Beveller

“If bureaucracy can’t cure loneliness, I don’t know what will.”

Marco Beasley • Crack Repairman