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A cat rests on a homeless person's abode in Tokyo's Inokashira park.

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Here Kitty Kitty:

Lunch!

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"Here Kitty Kitty" LOL

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"Abode" is a nice term. Actually, those homeless guys get quite inventive with cardboard and other items when it comes to constructing sleeping quarters.

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these guys love it to be homeless. they can find their freedom away from family and home commitments. i learned from friends living in tokyo that some of them are retired and government give them shelter but they like their lives. i wish them luck in pursuing their "own" harmless dreams.

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That's an unusually long cat.

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Thats what I was thinking. Considering it hangs out with homeless people, that's one well-fed pussy.

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Cat-worm?

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Tokyo’s CATacooms! Trivializing the situation is a CATastrophe. This CATatonic situation of homeless looks great in summer but winter comes and there will be no warm pussy to come back to. These people are all there for different reasons and can’t be CATegorized.

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Nekochan kawaii!

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Waltery,

I like the CATchy phrases you used in your description of the situation.

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Kitty kitty ! I want to pet the kitty!

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love it! Best photo yet JT!

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that is no ordinary Kitty. That is a fully trained "Guard Cat" on duty and you best nary approach the marquee it regards as its territory.

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I respect homeless people there real surviors. There's so many people in Japan that don't know what survive is about.

Most people that suicide in Japan have a lot of money, good careers, and material things, but there still not happy with there life. Some people get tired of dealing with modern day stress and the pressures of society to be rich and successful always.

It might be humble the way homeless people live, but I bet if you interviwed them, they would say there life is more happier being free from society's bullcrap and stress. The homeless don't have to answer to no one becuase there free from it.

I see so many young and old business and salary men injuring themselves over making money. I see many of them walking down the street paralized from a stroke because of job stress and overwork. Many business and salary men live a bad life style of drinking everyday after work in order to relax from working 16 hours a day. Then after they have a massed a lot of money, die from over work just to give it to someone else.

I'm not saying that working to make money is bad, its the love of money and sense of becoming rich is what gives many people self inflicted stabb pains all over there body.

Keeping humble and a low standard of life is the best thing to do in these hard times. All you need is food, shelter, and covering. You don't need a 2009 BMW, expensive cloths, and expensive material things to show off. Just buy cheap things even if you have a lot of money, living simple is the best way to live.

The most important thing is having fun, a social life, and enjoying your time. When you die, you can't bring the money with you or things you worked for. Rich and poor people go to the same grave.

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Longcat is long.

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HUSAL74 at 08:53 AM JST - 20th August these guys love it to be homeless. they can find their freedom away from family and home commitments. i learned from friends living in tokyo that some of them are retired and government give them shelter but they like their lives. i wish them luck in pursuing their "own" harmless dreams

What you "learned" is wrong. Many are hopeless alcoholics, many are mentally ill, and the Japanese government really does very little for people in their situation.

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