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Japan: 10,000 signatures to support a café

A small independent café, Berg, is facing possible eviction from a shopping complex in Shinjuku, adjacent to the world's busiest train station. The building owner wants the 50-square-metre café out because the café owner has refused to sign a new contract that allows the company to evict its tenant after a certain period of time. Customers who frequent the café responded and set up the blog site LOVE! BERG!. Within six months, the site collected 10,000 signatures from people who support the café. However, the company ignored the petition and sent an eviction note in September asking the café to move out by March next year. Petition form here.

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