• Kyodo News


About 200 jobless people left a temporary shelter in Tokyo on Monday, marking the end of a metropolitan government project to provide meals, accommodations and job counseling during the holiday period.

Under the project, some 830 people stayed at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Shibuya Ward, which opened as a shelter Dec. 28, and 562 people moved to a dormitory for the poor in Ota Ward on Jan. 5 after they failed to find alternative accommodations or jobs.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.