Thursday, July 23, 2015

"come from within, and defile the man" - Two Cases Involving Homeless Men in Japan

Around Tokyo

Two Cases Involving Homeless Men in Japan 

One homeless man was lying on a bench before the Sendai Station.

A TV crew asked him why he was there as a homeless.  The man said that he had come from Hiroshima to Sendai, the major city near the 2011 tsunami-hit regions.  But he had not been paid as promised by his employer, so that he quit the job.

While a TV camera was tracking him, the homeless man picked up a help-wanted magazine to phone a company from a public phone using a 10 yen coin though he had just 45 yen.  He could not get a job.  So, again, he phoned another company.  It looked well.

The president of the company, a wrecking company, came to the Sendai Station for a quick interview.  They talked in a restaurant and the homeless man was hired.

But, the next day, the homeless man didn't come to the company's office.  He disappeared forever.  The TV program didn't give a clue.

In another news story, a homeless man living around a big station in Tokyo was arrested.  It was because he tried to illegally sell one of his kidneys.

The story was that a few years ago an old man appeared before the homeless man, buying him lunch and supper many times.  But this old man was a leading member of a gangster group.  So, eventually the gangster requested the homeless to sell one of his kidneys to a sick man at 2 million yen ($17,000).  The sick man was an ex-member of the gangster group.

As it is only legal in Japan to provide one's kidney to his or her family member suffering a kidney disease, the homeless man was requested to become a son-in-law of the sick ex-gangster.  However, this case was exposed, and the three men were arrested before a surgical operation was actually conducted.

It is true homeless people are unhappy even in Japan.  But, the society forcing them to fall into such a difficult situation is helpless, too.  The society seems to have no sincere intention to save the homeless but to use them, good or bad, for some profits.

For the homeless, the society looks dangerous.  When the society comes to them, they might have to be alarmed.

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Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.