Japan's small factories and eateries struggle to save jobs from virus
With outlook clouded, 260,000 part-timers were let go in March
With restaurants empty, many operators are letting go of part-time workers. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)
TOKYO -- Small manufacturers as well as mom and pop restaurants in Japan are struggling with a hazy future as the coronavirus outbreak wrecks the economy.
The dire situation is prompting calls for additional government aid to help smaller enterprises weather the crisis and safeguard part-time jobs.
Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.
Celebrate our next chapterFind out more
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30