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After they retire, Japanese men tend to shut themselves up at home and lead lives filled with negatives. No greetings when meeting people, no friends, no contact with people.

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Takumi Nakazawa, 76, who has established a center to prevent death in isolation as head of the neighborhood association at the Tokiwadaira residential complex in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun)

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Hmmm....not always. I've known a lot of male retirees who were pretty outgoing....

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