Japanese restaurant group Skylark to end late-night services

Business / Corporate May 26, 2020

Japanese restaurant group Skylark to end late-night services

Skylark Holdings Co. said Tuesday that it will stop offering late-night services at some 2,600 group restaurants, including those under the Gusto and Jonathan's brands, from July 1. These outlets will be closed at 11:30 p.m. in principle. The major Japanese restaurant group concluded that demand ...

Osaka <i>izakaya</i> woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

National May 26, 2020

Osaka izakaya woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

A Japanese-style izakaya pub in Osaka has started distributing free face shields for use by its customers, in the hope of regaining drinkers after the state of emergency, over the novel coronavirus, was lifted last week. The izakaya offering hot-pot dishes in Chuo Ward, Osaka, ...