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Topicality of the research is seen in interaction of Japan and Russia regarding the international cooperation of the Pacific Rim countries and rising of discussions timed to declared year of Japan in Russia. At the heart of the research is a comparative analysis of reception of individualism of these two cultures. The problems of the research are considered through the examination of egocentric intensions which underlie semantic crises. The researcher resorts estrangement the traditions among young people environment and voluntary solitude or withdrawal to long state of loneliness. The author analyses widespread phenomena of hikikomori which is defined as a need of individual to avoid social relations. In Russian young people society (the group below twenty years old) the adaptation of forms voluntary rejection of traditional group relations and an imitation of practices in Internet communities is becoming perceptible. The analysis of resemblances and differences of motivations of young people that orient on so to be called “western values”, factors that influence the development of studied social moods are mentioned, predictions regarding adaptations of some elements of Japanese youth culture by Russian young people at present time is made.

Key words: loneliness, hikikomori, individualism, Zen-Buddhism, solitude, social relations, religion

DOI: 10.22250/2072-8662.2019.1.87-93

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Valery V. Gribenko – Bachelor's degree (Religious Studies) student of the 4th year, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities, Far Eastern Federal University;

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