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Japan's Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees from MediaStorm on Vimeo.

Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000’s, customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Internet cafe refugees are mostly temporary employees; their salary too low to rent their own apartments.

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