TOKYO -- Old-fashioned drinking establishments popularly known as sunakku bars have long dotted Japan's city- and townscapes. These pubs are typically run by a proprietress whom customers call "Mama." The mama makes dishes -- sunakku is the Japanese pronunciation of the borrowed word "snack" -- while also engaging customers in conversation and coordinating karaoke singalongs over the counter.
Japanese bar offers drinks, snacks and nursing care
Proprietor sees opportunity in pubs where patrons have to be 65 to enter