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This study is to examine possible problems that teenagers experience through transition period based on the keywords, ‘Conversion of School-to-Work Transition System’ and ‘Moratorium,’ with its primary concern focused on Japanese teenagers’ ‘Prolonged Transition Period.’ As a result, ‘diversifying classes amongst teenagers’ were detected. Teenagers were basically categorized into 3 classes, ‘Prita,’ ‘Neat’ and ‘Hikikomori,’ while every one of them belonged to one of three categories. It was to suggest that the era of ‘classified teenagers’ has arrived, along with diversification upon teenagers. While more studies are required before assessing such phenomenon as new diversion of paradigm upon transition, it was rather evident that such diversion has already begun. The study therefore recommends to develop a versatile yet strong measures for such trends while simultaneously investing efforts to learn precisely about on-going practices, as concerns toward shrinking family size as well as lack of labor force are constantly growing.


This study is to examine possible problems that teenagers experience through transition period based on the keywords, ‘Conversion of School-to-Work Transition System’ and ‘Moratorium,’ with its primary concern focused on Japanese teenagers’ ‘Prolonged Transition Period.’ As a result, ‘diversifying classes amongst teenagers’ were detected. Teenagers were basically categorized into 3 classes, ‘Prita,’ ‘Neat’ and ‘Hikikomori,’ while every one of them belonged to one of three categories. It was to suggest that the era of ‘classified teenagers’ has arrived, along with diversification upon teenagers. While more studies are required before assessing such phenomenon as new diversion of paradigm upon transition, it was rather evident that such diversion has already begun. The study therefore recommends to develop a versatile yet strong measures for such trends while simultaneously investing efforts to learn precisely about on-going practices, as concerns toward shrinking family size as well as lack of labor force are constantly growing.