A Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: ReutersA Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: Reuters
A Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: Reuters

‘Do not open, I will start a fire!’: Japan’s bars, restaurants targeted by coronavirus ‘vigilantes’

  • A local government employee was charged with forcible obstruction after threatening restaurants that stayed open in Tokyo
  • This came before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the coronavirus state of emergency for all of Japan on Monday
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: ReutersA Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: Reuters
A Tokyo office worker is seen at a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks. Some establishments were targeted before Japan lifted its emergency restrictions. Photo: Reuters
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