Minister for Loneliness Current Affairs, GK & News

The Japanese government has appointed the first Minister for Loneliness recently. UK was the first to create such a role in 2018. The recent appointment came after Japan faced increased rate of suicides for the first time in more than a decade during the pandemic. Japan also created an isolation/loneliness countermeasures office within the cabinet to address the issues of suicide and child poverty.

Japan Appoints Loneliness Minister to Check Suicide Rate

Japan has appointed the first ever Minister for Loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in Japan. Key Points Suicide rates in Japan has increased for the first time in 11 years in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. Japan has appointed the loneliness minister on the line of United Kingdom which became the first country in ..