Japan: Support homeless against forced eviction by Osaka city government

The Osaka city government plans to evict squatters at Nagai Park (Feb 5) to prepare for the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Earlier in Jan, the authories issued an order stating that if homeless did not leave by Jan 21 they would be forced to remove their tents.The high court ruling on Jan 23, which overturned a lower court ruling that had allowed Yuji Yamauchi, who is homeless, to register Kita Ward’s Ogimachi Park as his address, will further legitimzed the city’s government’s action.