No Longer Even a Tightrope Walking” – Uncle Sasaki Saw the Realities of “Young Needy People Falling into Dark Work” on Welfare | FRIDAY DIGITAL

No Longer Even a Tightrope Walking” – Uncle Sasaki Saw the Realities of “Young Needy People Falling into Dark Work” on Welfare

The support field is very busy... "Do what you can to survive," says Daishiro Sasaki.

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When in Trouble, Take a Deep Breath” Video of a Welfare Uncle Saved My Life! Many people have been saved by the video of a welfare man who says, “When in trouble, take a deep breath. He is also making efforts to set up Wi-Fi and charging stations, saying, “My phone is my lifeline.

There are more and more people in perilous situations, as if they were flying over stepping stones. There is a phrase, “living on a tightrope,” but nowadays, young people in economic hardship have no rope in their lives. They jump from one stone to another. But sometimes they can’t reach the stone, and when they do, they fall down with a thud. The quality of poverty has clearly changed.

Mr. Daishiro Sasaki of the Tsukuroi Tokyo Fund, a private organization that supports people in need, says, “The quality of poverty has clearly changed. He is also a popular “uncle” on TikTok, where he broadcasts as “welfare uncle.

In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, there were many people who really had nothing: no money, no job, no home. But now, they are ‘halfway in trouble. Even if they don’t have a place to live, they spend their time in Internet cafes or private video stores, and find part-time jobs through apps to connect with others. If they take advantage of soup kitchens and food aid, they will never go hungry. In fact, there are huge numbers of people lined up at soup kitchens.

In addition to the soup kitchens, the group also feels that “the phase has changed” at the various support sites.

Many people use Internet cafes as capsule hotels and stay there for weeks or months at a time. Living in an Internet café has become the norm. Due to the economic recession, many people who were originally in unstable, non-regular employees have had their contracts cut. This is especially common at this time of year and at the end of the fiscal year. Those who had dormitory or live-in jobs lose their jobs and their housing at the same time. They can receive welfare for a period of time, such as a week or a month, until they find another live-in job. However, I have seen many cases of people falling off the welfare rolls.

One of the quickest ways to get money is to sell the account. It seems to be a good way to make some money, but of course it is illegal and can easily lead to a crime. Even if you don’t go that far, there are many points here and there where you can get involved in a gray part-time job or step off a stepping stone.

It’s a “dark part-time job” if you notice. At first, it’s a bit of a part-time job. You start with a “gray” “job,” not pitch-black. Selling bank accounts, lending names. Such a thing is the beginning of a “trap,” especially for young people. Especially for young people, such “traps” are set.

One of the people we have dealt with so far has fallen into such a trap. When they are in need of money, they step into crime as if it were a “part-time job,” without realizing it. There is a feeling of self-responsibility, as if they have to “take care of things on their own” rather than relying on welfare. But that is what welfare is for.

Receiving welfare is not the end, it is the beginning. Receiving welfare temporarily allows you to rebuild your life. You can use it as a “bridge” until you find a new job or a place to live. This is my own experience, and I want to convey this message strongly.

Can’t afford rent? Take a deep breath first!

When Mr. Sasaki was in his 20s, he moved from Hokkaido to Tokyo with dreams of becoming a writer. He had a part-time job, but when the work stopped, he had to live at a friend’s house. Then he connected with “support. He was temporarily on welfare.

I went to a support group for advice. There, they recommended welfare, and I received it for a few months. I was saved. I was able to find a job during that period. The welfare system is a ‘take it when you need it and get off it when you get your life back on track. If you are in a difficult situation, such as losing your job or losing your residence, you can choose to go back to your parents’ house if it is easy to get back home, but if you are in a remote area or have a relationship with your parents, you cannot do so. But if you are in a remote area or have a relationship with your parents, that is not an option.

I get a lot of people saying, “I can’t pay my rent this month. First of all, take a deep breath! The reason for developing “Uncle Livelihood Protection” on TikTok, which begins with the words “Take a deep breath first!

I want to dispel the misconceptions about public assistance and the high barriers to applying for it in the first place. Some people worry that they cannot apply without an address or that their relatives will be contacted, so we are providing correct information.

The 17 videos currently available are all compact, easy-to-understand, and explain how to get support. In addition, messages for “people with unplanned pregnancies” and “this is a frustrating consultation from people in need” based on real-life experiences unique to the field resonate with the viewer.

There are various reasons and situations of poverty, such as the elderly and the sick, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Among them, I am worried about young people and people in urban areas such as Tokyo who think they can do well despite the lack of regular work and instability. They are at risk of committing crimes and falling through stepping stones. Right now, we are running a support program called ‘Night Saving Point,’ in which we give food to people living in Internet cafes and private video stores and take care of their belongings for a certain period of time. I hope they make use of it.”

Mr. Sasaki, who has been on the side of helping those in need through his own experience, speaks passionately about the activities of the “Welfare Uncle” from a warm perspective. He strongly hopes that people will catch “truly reliable” information and seize their future in the midst of misinformation flying around. We hope that correct information will be conveyed not only to those in need, but also to society as a whole, and that the discourse that drives those in need into a corner will be eliminated.

The activities of “Welfare Uncle” on TikTok are attracting attention.
In the video, he also gives specific information on “what to do and what not to do” in order to get out of poverty.
The video also gives many tips on how to overcome the mental and institutional “barriers” that lead to “casual use.

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