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VOX POPULI: Good and cheap Chinese eatery in Ginza falls victim to virus crisis : The Asahi Shimbun

Four factors–quick, cheap, tasty and plentiful–define an ideal dish for me, a person with a big appetite.

This type of fare was typically served at Ranshu, a small Chinese restaurant in Tokyo’s Higashi-Ginza district.

I frequently dropped by the eatery, located close to my workplace, and also used its delivery service.

The restaurant has also been a favorite among actors performing at the nearby Kabukiza Theater and Shinbashi Enbujo theater.

But it closed its doors on Sept. 19 after 40 years in business, unable to hold its own against the onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

When I visited the place on its final day, I found a line of patrons eager to enjoy their beloved dishes one last time.

Owner Naoshi Tomizawa, 70, said the restaurant’s sales began plunging around the time a nationwide state of emergency was declared this spring.

“We rode out many crises before, but

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PG&E Fire Victim Trust Requests Proposals for Legal Services in Connection with Assigned Claims

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Trafficking victim sues feds to stop her deportation

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.

She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which initiated the

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