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Some 500 jobless people, many of them laid-off temp workers, who spent the New Year’s period encamped in Hibiya Park were relocated Monday to four other sites arranged by the welfare ministry after volunteers closed the temporary shelter in the heart of Tokyo.

“This is our first step to make society more secure for workers,” said Makoto Abe, chairman of the Japan Community Union Federation and an organizer of the event who has been urging the ministry to support the jobless at the park.

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