A sushi restaurant in Japan has closed after the owner sold his business to raise funds.
The restaurant in the city of Nagoya has since closed after owner Kazuhiro Yoshida sold his shareholding to raise $25 million in just four days, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.
The business, which is located at the intersection of two roads in the town of Nagashima, was started by Yoshida, 36, in 2007.
The owner said the restaurant’s success was due to his customers’ support and the fact that he had a personal connection with many of them.
Yoshida has been in the sushi business for nearly 10 years.
He started the business in 2015, when he was a teenager and moved to Japan from the United States.
Yatsuhisa Sato, who owns the restaurant, told the Kyodo News service that Yoshida was planning to sell his shares, but the plan fell through.
The staff of the restaurant also decided to sell their shares and donate the money to help support the restaurant.
Sato said that the restaurant would close on January 25, and that he would sell off the remaining shares to help cover the expenses.
Satsuma, who was the first person to become an employee of the company, said the staff was also considering selling their shares, as they were all in their early 30s.