The only thing that society offers is a stage for making a fuss over nothing.

Koichi Yasuda



Here is an old housing complex that tends to get pigeonholed as a gathering area for the elderly and foreign workers. While interviewing housing estates in Japan and overseas, the journalist sees the scheme in which only a minority who is exposed to discrimination and complains about their bad luck is required to make an effort, the public and political parties only watching. And he carefully follows the self-help and mutual assistance activities of the residents who have given up relying on both government and political parties. From “Housing Complex And Immigration.”


"November 26  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"