Struggles for Recovery in the Restaurant Industry
A month after the state of emergency was lifted in Japan, we focus on 3 foreigners in the restaurant industry fighting for financial recovery. To save her Szechuan eatery, Aya Wu from China started takeout and delivery services. Ricardo Komori left his home in Portugal to learn authentic Japanese cuisine but the pandemic took away his chance at employment in a Kyoto restaurant. Running a tea shop in Tokyo, French-native Florent Weugue's business too has been impacted by the coronavirus.
Aya works hard to get customers to come back to her Chinese restaurant
Having lost an employment opportunity due to the outbreak, Ricardo is working a part-time job
Florent is the first French native to obtain certification as a Japanese tea instructor
While business is slow, Florent uses his time to further his knowledge of tea