• Kyodo


The owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo distributed onigiri rice balls to donors on Monday in a charity drive to support children in Ukraine affected by the Russian invasion of their country.

Yoshihiro Narisawa, 53, of the renowned two-star eatery Narisawa in the capital’s Minato Ward, handed rice balls wrapped in bamboo leaves to individuals who donated ¥1,000 ($8) or more at the restaurant. Evacuees from Ukraine also joined the drive by making rice balls.

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