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Thinking about living in an internet cafe? These people have no choice

These temporary internet cafe employees have no option other than to live at their workplace - 'Japan's Disposable Workers', internet cafe refugees

Chris Smith | Mar 15, 2015 at 3:25 am CDT (0 mins, 27 secs time to read)

MediaStorm has released an interesting video as part of their three-part series called Japan's Disposable Workers - this edition is about "Net Cafe refugees" and how they are basically forced to live in a cubicle thanks to an extremely low income.

Reportedly happening since the mid-2000's, numerous internet cafe workers in Japan are forced to use tiny cubicle spaces as their own homes due to their low salary and a lack of other options.

Explained as mostly temporary employees, these people have no other choice.

Thinking about living in an internet cafe? These people have no choice |

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Chris Smith


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