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A man in a private booth at an internet cafe where he lives. The number of temporary low-paid workers without benefits and job security has surged in the last decade, amounting to a third of Japan's workforce. An income gap between lifetime workers and their poorer 'temp' colleagues has widened significantly as they earn up to 40% less than those on full time contracts. Some temp workers hop from one job to another and sleep at 24-hour computer cafes because they have no money to pay rent between jobs.