2008/08/06

Difference between Japan and England

I like reading bloggers about writing foreign countries.

Yesterday, I read about English homeless.
One woman started to live in England and she noticed one thing.

What did she notice???

About homeless.

She was surprised because there aren't any homeless people in England.

I agree with her.

Unfortunately, it is true that there are homeless peoples around downtown of Tokyo.
For example, Shinjyuku or Shibuya etc.

I like travelling.
When I travel, I am sorry when I see homeless people.

However, I didn't see any homeless people while staying in England.

I was so surprised.

According to her article, homeless people can stay in B&B or shelter under state care.
I was so surprised at all although I had known that medical costs of England is free.

In Japan, medical costs are rising and old people are increasing.
Meanwhile, children are decreasing...

So medical costs and pensions are big problems in Japan.
Especially, Japanese pension's price is cheap and we think that it is hard to live by only our pensions.
You know Japanese who live in Asia(Malaysia, Thailand etc) or want to live in there are increasing.
Of course me too.
So I wen to Malaysia 2 times to check prices of Malaysia.
Because Japanese prices are expensive...

In addition, homeless people can't get money from Japanese government.
So they have to live in outside and they can't have their address.

Some of Japanese people doesn't have any hopes because they put up with their terrible lives..

I think our society will become cheerful if Japanese government think about homeless people and weak persons.
If Japanese government helps them and we have to pay more expensive taxes, I can understand and I will pay.

6 件のコメント:

Mike さんのコメント...

Hi Reona
it is true that in the U.K. you can get accommodation paid for by the benefit system ,it is also true that there are hostels for homeless people run by charities and churches. However there are still homeless people in the U.K. , if you had walked in parts of London at night you may have seen some people sleeping in doorways and by the side of the street. Often these are young people who have had problems after leaving school , perhaps they don't have parents or they became involved in drugs etc. Usually people have become homeless not just because they have no money but because they have other problems too. Most towns in the U.K. will have at least a small problem with homeless people.
Maybe the difference between japan and England is that we have found ways to try to deal with the problems of homeless people over time and those that live on the streets can have free medical care if they become sick. I think we have had a problem of homeless people for many years . Perhaps it is a more recent problem for the Japanese people.
I think all over the world the cost of property to buy or rent is getting so high that it is easy to get into trouble.
In the U.K. many people try to help homeless people but sadly some people don't like them and will try to move them away.
thank you for talking about this subject.
take care
Mike

匿名 さんのコメント...

Hi
I am living in London.
I can see many homeless people on the street, parking area and bench in London.

FYG, I am walking from London bridge to St.Paul everyday. I can see them. I dont know why you did not see any homeless people in UK. SO STRANGE

reona さんのコメント...

Hi!

Thank you for the comment.

>I can see many homeless people on the street, parking area and bench in London.

I didin't see them.

But thank you for telling me!

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