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The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji

Homeless and mentally ill, he finally made it back to Japan.

From the December, 2016 issue

The elderly Asian man who walked into the Delonis Center homeless shelter in the spring of 2011 had no identification, but spoke English well. He gave his name as Yashukiko Shiji. At his intake interview, he said that he had a business in Japan that would provide income, but would need a private place at night to make long-distance calls. Staff found one for

 
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