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Japanese homeless beat up by kids?

There’s an article on the New York Times on the Japanese homeless and some of the problems they have to deal with. Many of them are out of work salary men who through some unfortunate twist lost their jobs and became homeless due to not being able to find a replacement job. It seems teen boys and young boys gang up and then go out hunting for them and beat them up.

Ick. They’re justification? “We’re cleaning up the garbage.” I’m not a fan of people not attempting to be productive to society but I’m not sure about outright hostility. That gets me incensed. Preying on the weak is a poor excuse. A better way would be to help find ways to educate these people and try to put wind in their sails again so they can float in wild ocean of life.

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