Request to restaurants in Gunma Prefecture for cooperation on taking infection prevention measures and reducing business hours from Dec. 29th to Jan. 11th.

Gunma Prefecture asks restaurants in Oizumi Town and Oura Town to cooperate on reduction of their business hours to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as follows.    

Request for cooperation on reducing business hours

Target Area

Oizumi Town & Oura Town

Target Restaurants

Restaurants with entertainment services, Karaoke shops, and restaurants providing alcohol that their business hours are between 10PM and 5 AM.

Target Period

Dec. 29th (Tue.) – Jan. 11th (Mon.), 2021 for 14 days

Target Time

Closing from 10PM to 5AM

Subsidy  for Cooperation


Business persons who meet all of following conditions.

  • who run a restaurant in Oizumi or Oura.
  • who observe guideline of restaurant against COVID-19
  • who reduced their business hours for whole period mentioned above.

Please check the flowchart attached below to confirm if your restaurant is eligible. 

Amount of Subsidy for Cooperation

560,000 yen per restaurant

Application Method

Apply by postal mail or on  a dedicated website (in early January) 

Application Start

Application acceptance is scheduled to start from Jan. 14th, 2021 (Thu.). 

Distribution of Application Form

An application form will be distributed from early January at the tax offices, the town offices, Society of Commerce and Industry (Shoukou-kai), and Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Shoukoukaigisho) in each town.

Application Documents (Plan)

  • Application Form, Written Oath
  • Copy of Bankbook for bank transfer
  • Copy of Applicant’s Identification Document (Zairyu Card, or etc.) 
  • Copy of “Eigyo Kyoka Sho (Operating license) for the restaurant based on Food Sanitation Act.
  • Evidence  to show that your restaurant provides alcohol. (Photo of your restaurant’s menu, etc.)
  • Data to show appearance of your restaurant 
  • Evidence  to show that your restaurant shortened the business hours (or closed all day)  for whole requested period. (Photo of a poster, etc.)

Contact Information

Consultation Counter (Call Center) 
Phone: 050-5491-7661

Operation Hours: Every day from 9AM to 5PM except Dec. 29th (Tue.) to Jan. 3rd(Sun)