Magazine seeks to counter bias toward poor

Nov 13, 2013

Magazine seeks to counter bias toward poor

by Tomohiro Osaki

Many Japanese may regard people on welfare as not merely unfortunate have-nots, viewing them instead as contemptible slackers who don’t seek work because they prefer to stay “comfortably poor.” Mainstream perceptions of welfare recipients in Japan are becoming increasingly hostile, said well-known anti-poverty activist ...