• Jiji


Restaurant and bar operators in Tokyo are angry at the metropolitan government over a new program to provide coronavirus relief to those meeting requests for business suspensions and other measures, which comes as an existing aid program faces delays.

The new system, devised by the central government, was introduced so that relief money can be paid in advance to establishments that comply with the requests.

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