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Japan's old-style coffee shops unfazed by Starbucks' success

Mr Sekiguchi estimates that there are only 'around five' truly good coffee shops in Japan. Naturally, that includes his own Cafe de L'Ambre.


ABOVE the converging crowds at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo glows the unmissable bright green sign of Starbucks, a magnet that pulls in a steady stream of hip, young Japanese.

The American coffee company is so popular in Japan that it recently announced plans

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