This article is especially for foreign sole proprietors running their shops such as Nepali curry restaurants in Tokyo.
To prevent the spread of corona virus, Tokyo Metropolitan Government will provide Cooperation Money to targeted small and medium-sized companies which agree requests for closing or cooperation. Restaurants are also on a list. Click URL below to check if your company is one of the targets or not. https://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/1007617/1007679.html
500,000 yen（1000,000 yen for 1 company which owns 2 or more stores） will be paid early in May 2020.
Small and medium-sized companies and sole proprietors are applicable if they accept requests for closing or cooperation during this state of emergency basically from April 11 (April 16 at the latest) to May 6.
Restaurants do not have to be closed, however, their opening hours (eat-in services) should be shortened (only from 5:00 am to 20:00 pm is OK)
Before: 11:00 am ~ 22:00 pm（×）→After: 11:00 am ~ 20:00 pm（〇）
Before: 17:30 pm~ 3:00 am（×）→After: 16:00 pm ~ 20:00 pm（〇）
*TAKEOUT OUTSIDE OPENING HOURS IS AVAILABLE
WHEN TO APPLY
Tokyo Metropolitan Government puts applicant guidelines and starts accepting applications on their website on April 22.
Application Period: April 22, 2020 to June 15
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply through their website. Please wait until April 22. Or you also can bring application forms in person or send them by mail.
①Application form for Cooperation Money
（Corporations are required to fill out corporate registration number)
②Documents to confirm business conditions such as
A copy of tax returns, the latest account book or business license
③Documents to confirm the current opening situations such as
A copy of an account book showing the amount of business income, a copy of website or posters announcing the closed period
④A written pledge
9:00 am～19:00 pm （available everyday）