OSAKA — The Osaka Prefectural Government will partially meet a demand by day laborers in the Airin district in Nishinari Ward here that they be allowed to use part of a local labor welfare center at night, it was learned Friday.

Stricken by bad economic conditions and unable to pay for even a stay at cheap flop houses, the day laborers in the district, which was originally known as Kamagasaki, had been demanding they be allowed to spend nights at the Nishinari Labor Welfare Center.

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