OSAKA — A group of local day laborers slammed the Osaka Municipal Government’s plans to erect a tent village to provide evening shelter for the city’s growing homeless population, citing insufficient conditions and limited capacity, it was learned Friday.

The village is being built in the Airin district of the city’s Nishinari Ward, home to the country’s largest number of day laborers.

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