With the pandemic, the number of foreigners in Japan who find themselves without work is on the rise. On this episode, we follow 2 people's efforts to provide support to the unemployed. Duong Thi Thuy Duong mobilized a Buddhist temple, volunteers and donors to help fellow Vietnamese who've become homeless. And, part of the staff at an employment support center for non-Japanese established in May 2020, Chinese-born Sugaya Akihiko earnestly guides people on their way to finding work.
Many foreigners seek assistance at the employment support center
Sugaya Akihiko offers counseling to people looking for work
Duong Thi Thuy Duong helps fellow Vietnamese who've lost their jobs and their homes
This temple provides shelter to Vietnamese in need