The Hikikomori Project

A pioneer ‘Awareness Token’ on the Binance Smart Chain

Download Hikikomori Token – White Paper PDF v1.0

White Paper & Roadmap

Updated on November 1st, 2021

Hikikomori (HIKI) is an awareness token that was created to shed light on youths and adults who experience severe social withdrawal.

Translated from Japanese to English, hikikomori means “pulling inward” or “being confined.” Other labels include NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), recluse, shut-in and hermit.

Scroll down to learn more about the phenomenon.

Token Info

★ Symbol: HIKI
★ Code: Solidity
★ Type: BEP-20 (Binance Smart Chain / BSC)
★ Decimals: 18
★ Total minted: 1,000,000
★ Total burned: 142,354
★ Circulating supply: 857,645
★ Contract address: 0x52ce6a0ee1092aa7203bf46b1062096c2ead091b
★ Contract creation tx: 0x42190c121ea30d34580bbad52fa307d452e4f249203b5737e9d2f1aa30a60bfe
★ Creator address: 0xc44457909e68783b76bda4f15e29310ac6ad3cba
★ Developer wallet: 0xe5979b5eb08fd2d774d277cbadd2a04f12624e44

Important Links

HIKI Token’s info / analytics page on PancakeSwap
Poocoin Charts
BscScan DEX Trades

Official website

Token metadata
Verified source code
Token tracker
49.5K token distributed to dev wallet
Token holders
Token LP holders
Team Lock link (LP locked until 8/9/2022)
Team Lock transaction
Ownership renounced

TechRate (Quick Audit)
Rug checker
Token sniffer
Honeypot Detector

Notable Events (transactions, burns, etc.)

[8/11/2021] Contract ownership transferred to 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000

[9/21/2021] Airdrop promotion rewards distributed from developer wallet/promo account

[10/31/2021] 142,354+ HIKI tokens burned to dead address


Phase I

■ Create GitHub account
■ Create White paper
■ Create Telegram group
■ Create Discord server
■ Create Twitter account
■ Create Medium account
■ Deploy token on BSC mainnet
■ Verify source code on BscScan
■ Send 4.95% of token total to the developer wallet for future use, such as further development, promotion, team crypto-salaries + more
■ Create liquidity pair (HIKI/BNB) in PancakeSwap
■ Lock LP with for 365 days
■ Renounce ownership
■ Gather and distribute important links from BscScan, DEXTools, Poocoin, Bitquery, etc.
■ Create wiki (in progress; moved to Phase II)
■ Update BscScan information (moved to Phase II)
■ Security audit (CertiK quote requested; moved to Phase II)

Phase I is complete

Phase II

■ Acquire domain
■ Develop and launch official website ~ transition or merge GitHub project/repo data
■ Domain email account
■ Update BscScan information
■ CoinGecko listing (in progress)
■ CoinMarketCap listing (in progress)
■ Continue updating and improving all associated accounts with Hikikomori Token (in progress)
■ Assemble volunteer moderation team; pay may come later, but not guaranteed (in progress)
■ Assemble volunteer graphic/meme artists; pay may come later, but not guaranteed (in progress)
■ Assemble volunteer promotion team; pay may come later, but not guaranteed (in progress)
■ Security audit of Hikikomori contract source code (CertiK quote received; moved to Phase III)
■ Interview and onboard project manager (TBD)

Phase II is in progress

Phase III

■ More DEX pairs
■ CEX listings
■ Security audit of Hikikomori contract source code
■ Assemble volunteer development team; pay may come later, but not guaranteed
■ Discuss ideas with teams on how to move the project forward by creating a HIKI-related crypto “ecosystem” (as of now, details are confidential)

Phase IV


Phase V


Flowcharts (click to enlarge)

HIKI flowchart by cryptdefi simplified
HIKI Token creation flowchart detailed

Read More About The Hikikomori Phenomena

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare defines hikikomori as a condition in which the affected individuals refuse to leave their parents’ house, do not work or go to school and isolate themselves away from society and family in a single room for a period exceeding six months. The psychiatrist Tamaki Saitō defines hikikomori as “a state that has become a problem by the late twenties, that involves cooping oneself up in one’s own home and not participating in society for six months or longer, but that does not seem to have another psychological problem as its principal source.”

More recently, researchers have developed more specific criteria to more accurately identify hikikomori. During a diagnostic interview, trained clinicians evaluate for:|

▸ Spending most of the day and nearly every day confined to home,
▸ Marked and persistent avoidance of social situations, and social relationships,
▸ Social withdrawal symptoms causing significant functional impairment,
▸ Duration of at least six months, and
▸ No apparent physical or mental etiology to account for the social withdrawal symptoms.

The psychiatrist Alan Teo first characterized hikikomori in Japan as modern-day hermits, while the literary and communication scholar Flavio Rizzo similarly described hikikomori as “post-modern hermits” whose solitude stems from ancestral desires for withdrawal.

While the degree of the phenomenon varies on an individual basis, in the most extreme cases, some people remain in isolation for years or even decades. Often hikikomori start out as school refusers, or futōkō (不登校) in Japanese (an older term is tōkōkyohi (登校拒否)).

Hikikomori has been defined by a Japanese expert group as having the following characteristics:

▸ Spending most of the time at home
▸ No interest in going to school or working
▸ Persistence of withdrawal for more than 6 months
▸ Exclusion of schizophrenia, intellectual disability, and bipolar disorder
▸ Exclusion of those who maintain personal relationships (e.g., friendships)


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