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A Gentle Giant Runs the Kona Okonomiyaki Shop @ Korinbo

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At first glance he seems like the villain in a pro wrestling match, but you’ll never meet a kinder and gentler man. Years ago he regularly won the local kids’ sumo tournament. He would’ve been great if he’d continued with sumo, but no…. Late last night I was topping off my dinner with “yakisoba” (fried・・・

Real Japan Found @ an Old-timey Restaurant

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This old, family-run restaurant opens at 6 o’clock in the morning. It looks like nothing’s changed in 30 years. An older couple works in the kitchen. Grandfather delivers to customers on his motorcycle. Daughter single-handedly waits tables and manages the restaurant. Daughter, yes, but she seems old enough to have children of her own…. If・・・

McDonald’s in Japan

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I don’t know if McDonald’s prices in Japan are low compared to other McDonald’s in the world, but prices here must be among the lowest! A cheeseburger costs 130 yen, and a large coffee costs 150 yen. Tax included. The coffee quality and taste are much better than before. Have you tried McDonald’s in Japan・・・

Hotdog Nostalgia at Komeda Coffee Shop

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In the middle of the Showa era, Meiji Park in Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien area was a neighborhood playground. On weekends it was full of kids, mostly playing ball. In one corner of the park there was a small hotdog wagon, and one hotdog cost 100 yen, a real luxury item. Remember, this was back when・・・

This Tourist Town Also Values Its Local Customers

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The Kazue-machi area of Higashiyama has become a popular tourist destination, and it’s crowded on weekends. Canny Kanazawans have already noticed, and new cafes and guesthouse B&B’s have opened one after another. But even amid the latest money-making scramble, a few places go about their regular business, ignoring the first-time, last-time customers. It’s like the・・・

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