Father’s shop temporarily closed in Corona Virus, son raises donations online

Father’s shop temporarily closed in the Corona Virus May 18, 4:37

A junior high school student in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, has started an effort to raise donations over the Internet in order to help his father, whose store is temporarily closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

This initiative was started by Yunosuke Akita, a junior high school student in Kurashiki City.

The gyoza store in Okayama City, run by his father Tomoki, has been temporarily closed since last month due to the spread of the infection, and has been paying his savings for a fixed fee of 1,000,000 yen a month, including rent.

Wanting to help her father, Akita started crowdfunding this month to raise donations on the Internet with the goal of raising 1.5 million yen.

The person who donated it decided to give the frozen gyoza which was supposed to be baked in the shop as a return article, and more than 1,000,000 yen which exceeded the target was received at the stage of the afternoon of the day.

Mr. Akita said, “I entered a private junior high school where i had a lot of money, so I started thinking that I could help even a little bit.”

His father, Tomoki, said, “I’m very happy with my son’s feelings. We are planning to reopen by the end of this week, so we want to use the donations we receive to bring delicious gyoza back to you.”