Internet cafes in Japan are tiny cubicles. People in Japan who do not own or rent a residence are living in these 24-hour boxes originally designed only for web surfing.
This new phenomenon is part of an increasing wealth gap in Japan between the ever-growing rich and the working class.
About half of those staying have no steady job, while the other half work in low-paid temporary jobs, which pay around ($1000) per month.
Where this becomes alarming:
The number of low-paid irregular workers, with little benefits and no job security, has been steadily climbing and replacing regular workers around the world.
Currently, there is an imbalance in the labor market where some feel they are forced to work to death and others don’t have enough work to survive.