Homelessness ain’t just an American thing…
Part of my S&R Tokyo Series
He was selling The Big Issue Japan on the south side of Nakano Station, so despite his immaculate appearance I knew the man was homeless. Only homeless persons are authorized to sell The Big Issue on Tokyo’s streets. It’s a legitimate way to earn money to mollify the effects of the predicament they’re in. My wife was with me and I described to her what the man was doing and why.
She immediately said “I hope he doesn’t have to be out here selling that paper for very long.”