CORRECTED-FEATURE-Pandemic puts pressure on Japan to open up rice stockpile to charities
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
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* Pandemic highlights often-overlooked poverty in Japan
* Government releases stockpiled rice to charities for first
* Calls to ease rules over distributing rice to the needy
By Chang-Ran Kim and Izumi Nakagawa
TOKYO, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ayumi lost
her part-time job at a restaurant last summer, she ended up
relying on rice and pre-packaged fare delivered once a month by
a food b ...