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Homelessness in Japan

KarlVP

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They really have a well oiled system to take care of the homeless in Japan.

It's a 5 part series on how they take care of the problem. Some of it is pretty slick.

One of the advantages they have there however, is 99% of the homeless don't have a drug problem. They have other socioeconomic problems. Also in Japan, they deal with mental health far more seriously.

 
Come to the PNW/Seattle area. Homeless people (drug addicts) are our problem.

Same with LOTS of big cities across the U.S. To claim it's "other people's problems" is ludicrous in the extreme.

Part of the "problem" is that unless the homeless person is causing physical danger to others you can't force them into a shelter or treatment.
 
Same with LOTS of big cities across the U.S. To claim it's "other people's problems" is ludicrous in the extreme.

Part of the "problem" is that unless the homeless person is causing physical danger to others you can't force them into a shelter or treatment.

How is anyone buy the homeless persons problem? What right do you have to make their problems your?
 
japan also has a massive housing glut and a stagnent/declining population.

it is easier to employ low skill and low wage people and easier to put them under a covered roof.
 
How is anyone buy the homeless persons problem? What right do you have to make their problems your?

Thankfully I don't live in a shithole city, but it definitely can effect people beyond just the homeless when their tents, drugs, crimes, and feces are all over the place.
 
About 90% of homeless are drug addicts. The best thing we can do to help them is nothing, no free shit, no free camping, no handouts. We have had a influx since the Rona hit, we need some -30 shit so thy will be motivated to move to California.
 
The problem is public property rights. It's supposed to be for everyone to use, not for a few bums to "own".

Until rather recently, the bums would always be forced back into the bushes and other places, out of sight. Their trash, and feces, was also out of sight. In turn, they had to walk a little further to get their booze and panhandle.

Now recent changes have apparently given them rights to take over sidewalks and be right in your face everywhere you go. I don't understand how cities can allow the entire sidewalk to be blocked like that. Why isn't ADA vs bums an issue yet? No wheelchair can use that sidewalk.
 
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