A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus pandemic reveals Japan’s hidden poverty, with women hit especially hard

  • Despite being the world’s third-largest economy with only 3 per cent unemployment, Covid-19 is taking its toll on Japan’s most vulnerable
  • One in six people live in ‘relative poverty’ but stigma prevents many from seeking help, while there have been warnings of a suicide spike

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A man who identified himself as Yuichiro holds a bag of food distributed by a non-profit organisation in Tokyo, as Japan’s most vulnerable feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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