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This longitudinal ethnographic study by Matthew D. Marr examines the problem of homelessness in Tokyo and Los Angeles. Special focus is given to the structural conditions that facilitate or impede getting off the streets.

Marr identifies the major differences between welfare systems, housing policies and support programs in both cities, and captures the relevant soft factors, such as prevailing attitudes toward receiving welfare benefits, which people in Japan much more reluctantly applied for than those in the U.S.

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