A group of more than 200 homeless people from across the country rallied in front of the Diet building on Friday, demanding the immediate passage of a bill to assist the nation’s growing homeless population.

The draft legislation, submitted by the opposition Democratic Party of Japan to the current extraordinary Diet session, would oblige the central and local governments to provide employment opportunities and medical services to the homeless and help them find a place to live.

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