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Viral video of Japanese student licking sushi on treadmill sparks legal action

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A restaurant in Japan has said it will take legal action against a student who was filmed licking his fingers and then touching his conveyor belt sushi.

The Instagram Stories video, which is no longer available for viewing, shows a young student directly licking a bottle of soy sauce and a cup before putting it back. Looking around anxiously, the boy continues sucking on his finger and using it to touch the sushi spinning on the conveyor belts legal action.

At the end of the 48-second clip, the student can be seen smiling and giving a thumbs up. The video has reportedly been viewed more than 22 million times.

Although the original video has been taken down, Twitter users re-uploaded the viral video.

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One twitter user also re-uploaded the clip alongside other videos of people doing similar acts on Sunday, such as eating sushi on the treadmill and touching food with their used utensils. The tweet quickly reached 1,233 retweets and 2,305 likes so far.

The conversion belt sushi restaurant was found to be an Akindo Sushiro location in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

In response, Food & Life Companies Ltd., the restaurant chain’s parent company, said on Monday it would take action, both criminal and civil, with the help of police, according to the Mainichi Shimbun.. A formal complaint was filed on Tuesday.

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“We have implemented extensive disinfection and disposal of soy sauce bottles at the store where the incident apparently occurred,” the company told the Mainichi. “We would like to consult with the police after conducting a thorough internal investigation. We view the incident as a serious matter causing anxiety among our customers. We hope those involved in the case take full responsibility for their actions legal action.

In light of the matter, the student in the video and his tutor came forward to apologize directly to the company, Kyodo reports.

The apology – along with the student’s school photo and viral video – was uploaded to Twitter by user @AmotoPowerrrrr tuesday.

The tweet has been retweeted 4,310 times and has 11,000 likes to date.

Despite the apology, the company “will continue to respond strictly to both civil and criminal matters.” legal action

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