Court finds COVID restrictions for Tokyo restaurant chain illegal

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A Japanese court ruled Monday that an order by the Tokyo metropolitan government for a restaurant chain operator to reduce business hours amid the coronavirus pandemic was illegal, finding the case did not fulfill certain conditions. But the Tokyo District Court rejected a claim by Global-Dining Inc. that imposing blanket restrictions without offering evidence that eateries are a source of infections violates the freedom of business guaranteed under the Constitution. The company, which runs dozens of restaurants, including a Japanese-style pub famous for its scene in Quentin Tarantino's film "...

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