Currently in the midst of its third tapioca boom, Japanese consumers' demand for bubble tea is still going strong.
For Donican Lam's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Head to the winding streets of Tokyo's trendy Omotesando district on any given day and you'll see young South Korean women taking selfies in front of popular cafes or snapping photos of their logo-emblazoned coffee cups. But behind that familiar scene, employees at those cafes ...
Fearing persecution from a government crackdown, a group of refugees came to Japan to start anew. Now they have built a community that focuses the best their culture has to offer.