Japan appoints 'Minister of Loneliness'. Here's why
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the year 2020, it has been eating into not just businesses but lives and more. Staying indoors with the fear of the contagion has impacted the lives of many, so much so that depression and mental health, which was not much-heeded to in the past, became a matter of grave importance.
According to the BBC, Japanese women, in particular, have been struggling with depression since the coronavirus pandemic began a year ago -- with nearly 880 female suicide victims in the country alone in October, a 70 percent increase over the year before.