This year's Kanji has selected today, it's 輪(wa). 輪 means round, circle, chain. The Kanji would be selected because Tokyo Olypic will be held in 2020, a long-running program Waratteiitomo announced the program will over next spring. The program was a kind of symbol of Japanese lunch time. "Telephone shocking" is a talking part of the host Tamori and guest, since today's guest call tomorrow's guest, the copy of the Telephone shocking is "chain friends".
An interesting article of BBC. "Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms? " This is a movie from another TV show.
I guess, holiday season will be tough for Hikikomori people... そういや, I laughed a lot to see this. Christmas dinner for gamers. :-)