Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on April 7, Tokyo and other prefectures have urged all nightlife venues including bars, clubs and live music venues to close until May 6, as they're considered high risk places for transmission of Covid-19 coronavirus. Many nightlife businesses have been struggling financially, and some are even considering closing their doors permanently.
To keep their businesses afloat during the shutdown, many of our favourite bars, clubs and music venues have resorted to asking for support to fund operational costs. You can donate through crowdfunding platforms, buy drink tickets for a future visit, or even purchase venue merchandise online. Here are some ways you can help your local venues survive the coronavirus pandemic without leaving the house.
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