A kosher restaurant “Chana’s Place” established by Rabbi Mendy Sudakveich, and named after his wife, is set to open next week in Tokyo.

“Initially, the restaurant will seat 14 in its small dining area but has another hall with 48 seats that may be used for larger groups or if the clientele grows,” Sudakevich, who’s been living in Japan since 200.

Although the recent has been operating for the past few weeks, it wasn’t fully functional for the public yet, and it will open next week.

“The Jewish community declined in recent years, and the 2011 earthquake did not help matters,” Sudakevich added. “But recently we have been seeing an uptick in tourism from Israel that will only increase as the two countries seek greater cooperation than ever before.”

In January of 2013 Rabbi Sudakevich celebrated the opening of a Mikva (Jewish ritual bath), a project which spanned more than four years.