Japanese authorities are rushing to house thousands of homeless people following the closure of internet cafes in several major cities.
The cafes have become a common destination for those without secure housing.
They’re often open around the clock and many feature private booths, showers and entertainment, including games.
But the businesses have been ordered to close their doors to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
While Japan officially has a low homeless rate compared with many other developed nations, more than 4,000 “internet cafe refugees” reside in the capital, Tokyo. (Text and photo courtesy BBC)