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The Cyber-Homeless of Japan

Home is a leather chair and a computer screen in an internet cafe booth.

The homeless of Japan have long astonished Western travelers by their elegant housing solutions and often extensive consumer devices arrayed around their makeshift shelters. As this news report shows, however, there is another kind of vagrant in Tokyo: the cyber-homeless.

By paying a fee for an internet booth and unlimited hot drinks. these cyber-homeless can sleep in the leather chair and watch cartoon porn all night.

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it…

Photo from Shinyai