The lawsuit filed by the former manager of the popular ramen restaurant “Taishoken” has become a big topic of conversation among ramen fans.
The former manager filed a lawsuit on November 30, and held a press conference on the same day, accusing Shinsuke Tauchigawa, the president of “Taishoken TOKYO Corporation”, which operates four affiliated stores of “Taishoken”. They are seeking a total of approximately 10.67 million yen, including unpaid overtime wages and compensation for power harassment.
What was shocking to me was the nature of the power harassment. Around September 2006, when the former manager was working at Otsuka Taishoken, he was ordered by President Taichikawa to press a stun gun to his face. At the press conference, a video of another employee pressing a stun gun to his face was shown, and an audio recording of what appeared to be President Tauchikawa saying, “Saying it hurts is not remorseful.
The lawyer representing the former manager claimed, “It is clear that the act by Mr. Tauchikawa is an act of harassment and an illegal act. On the other hand, President Tauchikawa, who was named as the party responsible for the power harassment, had remained silent after the ex-manager’s press conference, but opened his heavy mouth for the first time when interviewed by FRIDAY.
I kept quiet because I thought I would be tripped up even if I gave an explanation, but I was exposed to more slander than I could have imagined, and I couldn’t take it anymore.
–Is it true that you forced him to press a stun gun to his face?
No, I did not. In the first place, I was not present at the scene shown in the video.
–I was not present at the scene shown in the video. â€œThe video contains the voice of President Tannagawa.
I just played my voice in some way. I can only think that they wanted to create the impression that I was always giving these orders.
–The former manager also claimed that President Tauchigawa used violence on a daily basis, such as punching, kicking, and pouring boiling water on him.
The former manager also claimed that President Tauchigawa routinely beat him, kicked him and poured boiling water on him. I think it’s just a false accusation.
–What do you think about this case?
What do you think about this case? “I have been running a ramen restaurant in accordance with the teachings of Kazuo Yamagishi, the founder of Taishoken. I have been running a ramen shop in accordance with the teachings of Kazuo Yamagishi, the founder of Taishoken. Our credibility has been ruined by this incident, and we will take legal action against any slander in the future. All of us will do our best to regain your trust.
How will the “face stun gun trial” turn out?
From the December 24, 2021 issue of FRIDAY