Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on April 3, 2017. The speaker was David Antoine Malinas, Associate Professor at Paris-Diderot University.
Since the 1990s, homeless people have been a growing social phenomenon and problem in Japan. At first, it triggered repressive policies, such as evictions, from the local authorities. From 2000 however, the local and national authorities moved toward a more inclusive response, constructing shelters and supporting housing projects.