Homeless in Japan

Homeless in Japan

Streaming Video - 2012
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In Tokyo's Shinjuku Park, a community of laid-off day laborers lives in tents equipped with television, food, and kitchens. Although assisted by charities, the men here miss their families who cast them out because they lost their jobs. Another group of the homeless occupies brightly colored cardboard boxes inside the subway, painted by artist Junichiro Take. Like many other artists, Take has shunned the values of the past generation to embrace homelessness as a more self-directed lifestyle. From these campers to the former executives who have taken up residence in capsule hotels and cybercafes, this program explores the world of the homeless in Japan - a force that due to the 1994 economic crash is now more than 30,000 strong.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2010
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col
Language Note: Closed-captioned
Portions with English subtitles


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