Photography: Money Problems

One obvious problem with being a refugee applicant is the restrictions on work. In Japan applicants are not allowed to work and instead have to rely on a small allowance from the government (around ¥40,000 per month) and donations from charities such as Second Harvest .

難民申請中の方は働くことが禁止されています。そのかわりに政府から毎月約¥40,000の支援やSecond Harvest などのチャリティーから支援を貰っています。

At a monthly refugee assistance assessment meeting
Food donations from Second Harvest
Letter from a friend

Cycled since I was a kid, moved to Japan in 2001, bought my first 'serious' camera in 2005. Spent the later half of the 1990s travelling in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Japan, and the Philippines and wish I'd photographed a lot more back then.

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