TOKYO’S HOMELESS
in the Shadows of the Olympics

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The homeless in Japan are almost invisible. It’s not that homelessness doesn’t exist, but that they aren’t ‟in your face”, the way one would expect in other societies. The homeless are also dwindling in number, as they age along with the general population and are accepted by Social Welfare programs. For various reasons, some fall through the ‟safety net”. With the advent of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, these urban poor are under pressure to disappear. What does the future hold for them?

Director Michael Goldberg
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Social Issue / Life / Minority
Air Date (JST) Mon., Apr. 30, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

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Director

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg

Biography

Michael Goldberg is a Canadian cameraman and documentary director who has lived in Japan for 35 years. He has filmed extensively in the areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.
The themes of his personal work relate to bridging differences... between men and women, the old and young, nature and modernization, Japan and the West.

Filmography

KIZUNA, 2016
CITIZEN SCIENCE ON THE GROUND - Safecast Radiation Monitoring, 2015
A ZEN LIFE - D.T. Suzuki, 2006
LIVING IN JAPAN, 1997
HARUKA NARU NAMI NO OTO (Stories of Foreign Wives of Japanese) , 1996
CUSTOMS & MANNERS - The Fabric of Japanese society, 1990

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