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Stay-home request hits runaway teenage girls with no place to go

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Are there any YMCA/YWCA -s or Catholic or Buddhist shelters in Japan for these runaway teens? They need refuge from the trafficking scum who never take vacations.

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And Abe and cronies are still in meetings considering and adding provisions for relief to part-time, wage and contract workers. Nero with his fiddle, Abe on his couch..

Abe and his buddies like to do break dancing sessions

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Japan and the world better start thinking about the poor kids who are now trapped in a hell while their abusive dads are home all day. Before there was a respite while dad was away, but now it's a 24 hour living hell. The pandemic has brought all the neglected social ills to the forefront, and the impoverished, weak and disenfranchised will pay the highest price with their lives.

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"Recruiting for the sex industry is continuing," I wonder how much it is spreading the world the same.

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Just make sure them to be careful of wandering Salarymen around.

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The 45-year-old hotel operator who offered rooms for this purpose said they were mostly vacant as foreign visitors had stopped coming.

"I would be happy if kids who are in a predicament use them," he said.

Good on him. I'm sure it wasn't his first option, but at least it means the kids are off the street.

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What was it, yesterday? First an article about the net cafe and homeless looking for shelter, now this, what's the point of writing articles like this for the FOREIGN audience here?

This should be in the mainstream press!

Probably, Japanese society is less sympathetic to people in these situations. There are always some type of stigma at play.

However, Japanese society also doesn't like losing face, so exposing Japanese social problems like their justice system, Olympics, and pandemic response to the international community may force those in power to respond.

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Reading stuff like this highlighting social services that are desperately needed and underfunded just makes me even more angry about the $20 billion the LDP have blown on the Olympics.

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Just imagine a handful of punctuation and it may make sense.

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Some stories have more sides than Rashomon. This one has:

The adults back in the provinces Their kids who fled The consultation bus people The contracted hotel owners

Nearby in the urban forest lurk sex biz villains. Add the police for another role/view. Anyone else connected to this tale?

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What about runaway couples who eloped to be free from their overbearing parents? Should they suffer the indignity of segregated cubicles next to the uroncha and soft cream dispensers, with only tattered manga for a pillow? Charity hotel rooms with the musk of foreign backpacker wafting about?

Just being silly.

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Hope they take in runaway boys as well

Understand the sentiment, yet I dont think they want a bunch of runaway babies too!

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Hope they take in runaway boys as well

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These Boys and Girls should try to return HOME for the time being if possible. At least they are near someone who they know, things could have changed to the better due to this crises, at least try.

You can't really expect them to go back home. We have no idea as to why they left home in the first reason. Be it from sexual abuse, physical abuse, straight up fear of their parents, stress or many other reasons, they cannot go back home even IF they wanted to.

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"Recruiting for the sex industry is continuing," Nito said. "There's a real need for our work at a time like this." "I would be happy if kids who are in a predicament use them," he said.

Wow doesn't sound good when you put it all together.

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Mark,

I think you missed the sentence including:

left home due to abuse, poverty or other reasons.

Poverty will not change for the better with everyone out of work; abuse will probably not magically disappear either, in fact, with no one working it could probably increase. Running away from "someone who they know" is a drastic step usually not taken lightly by most teenagers.

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These Boys and Girls should try to return HOME for the time being if possible. At least they are near someone who they know, things could have changed to the better due to this crises, at least try.

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What was it, yesterday? First an article about the net cafe and homeless looking for shelter, now this, what's the point of writing articles like this for the FOREIGN audience here?

This should be in the mainstream press!

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And Abe and cronies are still in meetings considering and adding provisions for relief to part-time, wage and contract workers. Nero with his fiddle, Abe on his couch..

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Having a pre-teen daughter, I really emphasize. I hope more people are able to offer them some place to go.

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There will be a surge in poverty due to loss of work and concomitant problems at home- more social problems!

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