Homeless persons in Shibuya
are faced with the threat of permanent eviction from the Tokyo Metropolitan
Children's Hall. This is a highly valuable public space where persons
on the street can stop and get some rest--a rarity in Shibuya's extremely
urbanized landscape. Not only that but a "communal kitchen" run by
and for homeless persons, which has been operating since the 1990s, will also
be put to an end should this eviction take place. In other words, homeless person sin
Tokyo are now facedwith the possible devastatingloss of a space to
rest, share information, and eat.
Read their summary of the
circumstances on the petition that we request you to sign and send to the
responsible agencies (all contact information is shown on the petition). Please
click here to download the text of the petition.
Help NOJIREN to fight this
Please feel free to share
this appeal with your friends and associates.
All action must be taken by
Thank you for your
Shibuya Free Association for the Right to Housing and
Well-being of the HOMELESS (NOJIREN)
1-27-8 (202) Higashi
Other articles on forced
evictions in Japan on HIC Website:
To read the article "Stop
the evictions at and the conversion of Miyashita Park to Nike Park!", please
To read the article "New
Urgent Action Appeal protesting harassment of homeless people in Tokyo’s Sumida
Ward", please click here.
To read the article "Open
Letter: Park Development Threatens Local Community (Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan)",
please click here.
To read the article "Park
Dwellers’ Fight in Osaka, Japan: Homeless Demanding the Right to the City", please
To read the article "Last
update on Miyashita Park, Tokyo", please click here.
To read the article "Opposition
to the Nikization of Miyashita Park, Tokyo, Japan” click here.