The big issue

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.”

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