While it may not be as visible as some other countries, we do have our fair share of homeless folks. Here we see some folks who have built a shelter for themselves in a pedestrian tunnel.
I respect the homeless folks over here because they don't go around asking others for money. They also usually regularly bathe in the public toilets at the parks and do odd jobs here and there like collecting plastic bottles. In the Tokyo Photo Walk 5 I talk about how a homeless man went to start up his own IT firm.
I remember an apparent homeless little girl in London asking me for some money. I gave her 50 pence but after she took the money she said that she would swap the 50 pence for 1 pound @.@