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Want to Hang Out in Tokyo Without the Crowds? Check Out Gakugei Daigaku!

What are the first districts that pop into your head when you think of Tokyo (東京)? No doubt famous central locations such as Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿), Roppongi (六本木) and Ikebukuro (池袋) are some of the first that spring to mind. Of course, they are great places to hang out, boasting great restaurants, interesting shops…

Useful Japanese Coffee Trivia for Coffee Buffs

For an outsider, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a non-alcoholic beverage in Japan is tea. But did you know that Japan is one of the fastest rising coffee consumers in the world? And did you also know that a Japanese person consumes an average of 11.13 cups of coffee…

See How Doutor’s Delicious Coffee Has Led the Way in Japan

Despite the growing competition in Japan’s coffee industry, Doutor–the first coffee shop franchise in Japan–has remained solid and steady against its competitors through all these years. In fact, its unparalleled success as the leading company in the Japanese coffee market is brought about by its intensive study of the attitudes and behaviors of the Japanese…

What Japanese Coffee Chain Doutor Learned From Starbucks

The huge popularity of Starbucks worldwide has led to the creation of a modern myth that Starbucks has brought the culture of coffee shops to Japan. Contrary to this myth, Japan’s coffee shop culture has been already established in the 1960s with Doutor Coffee chain under the leadership of Hiromichi Toriba. The Great Coffee Chain…

Have a Break in one of Japanese Coffee Shops!

Cafés are very popular in Japan. More and more Japanese prefer coffee (ko-hi- コーヒー) over tea (ocha お茶) and especially the young generation enjoys meeting, studying or just hanging out in a coffee shop. The American giant coffee shop chain “Starbucks” is particularly trendy among the young generation. But there are also a nice handful…

Top 5 Stores to Cover All Your Shopping Needs While in Japan!

While in Japan, all must know the popular and leading brands, whether it is Uniqlo for clothes or Aeon for groceries and retailing. Here is the list of the top five stores which rule Japan’s market scene. A must know for everyone residing in Japan! 1. Uniqlo Type: Clothes wear Who doesn’t wear a Uniqlo…