Japanese Restaurant “Umacamon” Sends Relief Money to Quake-hit Kumamoto
• Koichiro Kimori, owner of Japanese restaurant “Umacamon” in Rolling Meadows, donated relief money for the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes on April 12. He handed a check of $639.18 to Consul General Naoki Ito at the restaurant.
• The relief money was a two-year sum of change that
Umacamon’s customers donated little by little. Kimori, who was born in
Fukuoka, neighboring prefecture to Kumamoto, set up a collection box on
the checkout counter just after the first earthquake hit the Kumamoto
area on April 14, 2016.
• Kimori’s often took part-time jobs at restaurants when
he was a college student and had a dream. “I wanted to open my ideal restaurant
someday,” he said.
• The restaurant serves more than 100 menu items that
were developed by Kimori’s experiences in restaurants both he had worked
and visited across the Kyushu area.
Koichiro Kimori (L) hands relief money for the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes to Consul General Naoki Ito.
Changes including peso are donated by customers for two-year period.