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The U.K., which has appointed a designated loneliness minister in 2018, has an isolation problem with its older people, Sakamoto explains in his homepage.
“There is an understanding in the U.S. and Europe that the emotional toll of loneliness can lead to heart disease and numerous other conditions,” she said, adding that the creation of the new cabinet post could help raise awareness for the issue.
It could model its efforts after the U.K., which appointed a minister for loneliness and published a “Loneliness Strategy” in 2018.