Burlesque show exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been unable to perform since the coronavirus outbreak, and is living off her savings. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo exotic dancer who earns tips can’t prove income drop to apply for Japan’s coronavirus aid

  • Japan has extended its state of emergency to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, but this means many self-employed people cannot work
  • They can claim up to US$9,355 from a stimulus package if they show their income has halved, but exotic dancer Aya Yumiko is unable to do this
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Burlesque show exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been unable to perform since the coronavirus outbreak, and is living off her savings. Photo: Reuters
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