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A rare glimpse into the world of Japan's cozy snack bars

Food & Drink Jan 12, 2019

A rare glimpse into the world of Japan's cozy snack bars

Cigarette smoke wafts across rows of whisky and shōchū bottles with dedicated name tags draped around the necks as an elderly man, microphone in hand, belts out a Showa Era enka tune playing on the karaoke machine. Another local steps through the heavy door, saluting ...