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Will Ryan has reopened his pub in Tokyo after a shutdown

Will Ryan has reopened his pub in Tokyo after a shutdown

Will Ryan has reopened his pub in Tokyo after a shutdown

For a glimpse of what an Irish pub might look like when they are finally given the green light to reopen, it might be worth looking east - very far east.

Will Ryan, co-owner of An Sólás, a well-known Irish bar a short walk from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, one of the busiest hubs in the planet, reopened the pub on May 7.

This followed a month-long shutdown as Tokyo grappled with a surge of coronavirus infections in late March and early April.