The numbers are eye opening: Tokyo has 13.4 million residents, but only 1,697 are homeless. Compare that to New York, where there are 56,000 homeless.
"Income inequality is a massive and growing problem in the U.S., while Japan has historically had one of the lowest rates of inequality among developed countries,” wrote Scott Keyes.
In Japan, government provides more social services to help the homeless than the U.S. does, and families have a strong sense of duty to relatives in need. read more