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Net Cafe Refugees

Net Cafe Refugees

Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000s, customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Today, more than one in three Japanese are temporary workers, with little benefits and no job security, and salaries too low to rent their own apartments. Without these internet cafes--now equipped with showers and laundry service--there would be many more people who have jobs but no homes.

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