My friend was telling me if you want to open a cafe or restaurant that makes food you need a cooking license in Japan. Any one will do. Even the quick written tests. She also said that in order to qualify to take those tests you need to be employed by a cafe or restaurant at the same time. For two years or something ridiculous. I find all of this hard to believe. If I want to open a cafe or restaurant all I need is money and a business license I would think. No?
#2. Saw another thread about a liquor license but no replies. What do you need to be able to serve beer or wine at a cafe? I heard there is special required insurance too.