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Homelessness has been a growing albeit all but invisible problem in Japan since the economic bubble burst at the end of the 1980s. Many Japanese people refuse to accept the reality of homeless people sleeping on the streets and in the parks of Tokyo and other major cities but recently, as further economic woes affect more and more people, there has been a gradual acceptance of the problem and a...
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  • Homeless people sleep in Shinjuku's streets empty and deserted as people leave the city or stay indoors after the magnitude 9 magnitude earthquake hit the north east of Japan on March 11th. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan march 16th 2011
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  • Homeless people sleep in Shinjuku's streets empty and deserted as people leave the city or stay indoors after the magnitude 9 magnitude earthquake hit the north east of Japan on March 11th. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan march 16th 2011
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  • A homeless man eats soup provided by Volunteers from Groupo Esperanca a Brazilian and Nikkei Japanese catholic charity group at Hamamatsu station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Saturday, March 21st 2009. Despite many Brazilian immigrants in Japan suffering badly in the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, such charity groups provided food clothes and company to homeless immigrants and native japanese in Hamamatsu and other cities across Japan.
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  • A homeless man eats soup provided by Volunteers from Groupo Esperanca a Brazilian and Nikkei Japanese catholic charity group at Hamamatsu station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Saturday, March 21st 2009. Despite many Brazilian immigrants in Japan suffering badly in the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, such charity groups provided food clothes and company to homeless immigrants and native japanese in Hamamatsu and other cities across Japan.
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  • A homeless man eats soup provided by Volunteers from Groupo Esperanca a Brazilian and Nikkei Japanese catholic charity group at Hamamatsu station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Saturday, March 21st 2009. Despite many Brazilian immigrants in Japan suffering badly in the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, such charity groups provided food clothes and company to homeless immigrants and native japanese in Hamamatsu and other cities across Japan.
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  • A homeless man, in silhouette, eats soup provided by Volunteers from Groupo Esperanca a Brazilian and Nikkei Japanese catholic charity group at Hamamatsu station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Saturday, March 21st 2009. Despite many Brazilian immigrants in Japan suffering badly in the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, such charity groups provided food clothes and company to homeless immigrants and native japanese in Hamamatsu and other cities across Japan.
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  • Father Hercules talks to a homeless Brazilian immigrant after volunteers from Groupo Esperanca, a Brazilian and Nikkei Japanese catholic charity group, have handed out food and clothes at Hamamatsu station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Saturday, March 21st 2009. Despite many Brazilian immigrants in Japan suffering badly in the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, such charity groups provided food clothes and company to homeless immigrants and native japanese in Hamamatsu and other cities across Japan.
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  • Portrait of a homeless Brazilian Japanese man in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan Saturday, March 21st 2009
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  • A Homeless man using an umbrella to add to his shelter in an underground arcade in Hamamatsu station, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan Sunday, March 22nd 2009
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  • Homeless people sleep in Hamamatsu Station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Sunday, March 22nd 2009
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  • A homeless Brazilian-Japanese immigrant sleeps in Hamamatsu Station. Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Sunday, March 22nd 2009
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  • Kettles at a makeshift shelter in Miyashita Park in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, February 7th 2009. This park was underused by the local people and home to many homeless people. Is now being redeveloped and gentrified by Nike corporation, despite protests against the branding of this Tokyo public utility, and all the homeless people have been evicted.
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  • A homeless man sits by a department store window in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Thursday December 18th 2008
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  • A homeless man in a Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, January 7th 2009
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  • A homeless man collects tin cans to sell for recycling. Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, March 7th 2009
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  • Homeless people sleeping on Park benches in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, September 25th 2009
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  • Homeless people sleeping on Park benches in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, September 25th 2009
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  • Homeless people sleeping on Park benches in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, September 25th 2009
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  • Homeless men read before they settling down for the night at Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan. Friday, October 10th 2009
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  • A homeless person uses an umbrella to shield themselves against winter draft as they sleeps under a bridge near the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, November 28th 2009
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  • A homeless man sleeping at the bottom of underpass steps in Enoshima, Kanagawa, Japan. Sunday February 28th 2010
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  • The tents of homeless people along the banks of the Sumida River near Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Monday, June 21st 2010
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  • The tents of homeless people along the banks of the Sumida River near Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Monday, June 21st 2010
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  • Shelters constructed by homeless people alongside Miyashita Park after their eviction from the park to allow for its redevelopment as the Nike Park. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 4th 2011
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  • The camp of a homeless person on the banks of the Tsurumi River near Kamoi, Kanagawa, Japan Monday February 20th 2012
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