Hibiya Park Tent Village update
According to this article here in the Japan Times, the Health and Welfare Ministry under who`s very noses the Anti-Poverty group, Moyai set up their tent village in Hibiya Park have graciaously let many of the homeless, who did not have a room in a tent, sleep inside their auditorium. Until 9am on the 5th of January that is!
This proves two things: firstly the Ministry likes to spin its failings into positive headlines that make it look caring and decisive; secondly all those high paid bureaucrats at the ministry must start work pretty late on Monday if the place doesn`t need to be emptied until 9am.
Still, something is better than nothing, the nights are cold now and though volunteers provide food, blankets and a place to kick off your shoes and relax a while in the village, as above, many needy people have turned up and are having to sleep outside all around the Park as the tents have gotten filled up.