• Kyodo


Officials in the city of Kyoto said the state has approved a special measure that will permit foreign chefs to work at restaurants and other establishments serving traditional, high-end Japanese cuisine.

Foreigners were previously not permitted to work in “ryotei” and similar restaurants. They could train there without pay under the “cultural activity” resident status, but paid positions were limited to foreign residents with Japanese spouses, the Justice Ministry and the Kyoto Municipal Government said Friday.

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