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The labor ministry said Wednesday it will provide loans for jobless and homeless people who are staying at four shelters set up in Tokyo until next Monday to help them find places to live.

Of some 500 jobless people who spent the New Year’s period encamped at a tent village set up by volunteers in Hibiya Park, about 300 were relocated to the four sites arranged Monday by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

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