Hi,guys.How are you doing today?I hope you haven’t got Corona virus.
When I was talking with my friend Spanish today,she asked me if Japan has any homeless people.So I will write about the situation of “HOMELESS PEOPLE” here today.
It’s normal for people living in other countries to ask such a question partly because homeless people are seen less frequently in Japan than
in gigantic cities in other countries.There used to be over 25,000 homeless Japanese in 2003 and their shacks covered with blue plastic sheets were often seen along riverbanks or parks in Tokyo.But by 2019,the number of them has decreased to 4,555 in throughout Japan according to the Ministry of Health,Labour and Welfare,because now there are more self-support facilities and emergency shelters where they can stay.
My workplace right now is at Shinjuku that is in the middle of TOKYO.So I often see homeless Japanese like below pics.Interestingly enough,although some homeless Japanese are entitled to get welfare aid from government that is payed about 1,000USD per month,they do not rely on it due to great self-respect.
They don’t wanna feel that make you alive from other people.
Sometimes Japanese spirits are too complicated….
Thank you for reading this article today.Have a good day>