Ootoya Restaurants Undergo 1-Day Shutdown for Staff Reeducation

Economy

Tokyo, March 12 (Jiji Press)--Ootoya Holdings Co. <2705> is undergoing a one-day shutdown of some 80 pct of its restaurants in Japan on Tuesday to reeducate employees after a video scandal.

Reeducation programs include asking workers to sign and declare their compliance with work rules, such as a ban on bringing smartphones and other mobile devices into stores.

The one-day shutdown covers 287 restaurants. The company plans to offer similar programs later for the remaining stores.

Last month, it came to light that a video in which a masked person fooled around at an Ootoya restaurant and took off his trousers had been posted.

According to the company, three part-time workers involving the video shot at a store in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have already been dismissed.

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