Tokyo/ Olympics 1964/ Historical Photo Account of Livelihood of Construction Workers

Tokyo had an estimated 600,000 construction workers in 1964. Most lived in barracks-like dormitories like the one seen in this April 13, 1964 photo. Construction work attracted farmers and fisherman from around the country who would then send most of their pay home to their families.

Associated Press AP Photo/Koichiro Morita

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