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Open Olympic facilities to protect Tokyo's homeless from COVID-19

Japan must take care of rough sleepers to help them and broader population

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A homeless man sleeps on a bench in Tokyo on Mar. 15: the homeless are one of the most at-risk populations.   © LightRocket/Getty Images

David H. Slater is professor of cultural anthropology at Sophia University and director of the Voices from Japan Oral Narrative Project. Ikebe Sara was a student in the Voices from Japan Homeless Project and is now a Ph.D. student in linguistics at Tokyo University.

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