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In February, a kitchen-only restaurant opened in a residential area of Tokyo’s Nakano Ward. The menu ranges from Japanese dishes such as ochazuke — rice with tea poured on it​ — to Chinese dishes and salads. Food orders are accepted online, delivered home by specialized companies such as Uber Eats.

“Of course, there are no customers in the restaurant,” said Kenichiro Yamaji, who founded startup X Kitchen Inc. that runs the restaurant.

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