Japan sushi chain files damages suit against boy over soy bottle lick


The operator of a major conveyer belt sushi chain that became the center of national attention over a viral video of a boy licking a soy sauce bottle filed a 67 million yen ($480,000) damages suit against the boy, court documents showed Thursday.

Akindo Sushiro Co., which runs the Sushiro restaurant chain, filed the suit at the Osaka District Court on March 22.

According to the complaint, the boy went to a Sushiro outlet in Gifu Prefecture with a friend on Jan. 3 and was filmed licking an open soy sauce bottle and an unused teacup, and then touching a passing plate of sushi with a finger cover...

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