This short documentary is from a three-part series, "Japan's Disposable Workers."
Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000's, customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Internet cafe refugees are mostly temporary employees; their salary too low to rent their own apartments.
The film was based on Shiho Fukada's work, and created by film production and interactive design studio MediaStorm, on behalf of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting–a "non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake."
More about the series here. [mediastorm.com]