Living Life in the Slow Lane

(this article first appeared in the september 8, 2003 issue of newsweek international)

Ogikubo, at the western end of downtown Tokyo, is known for low-key neighborhood bars, noodle shops and friendly little stores. They're part of the reason why I've lived there for more than a decade. Sadly, though, the spread of chain stores has begun to wipe out those beloved mom-and-pop establishments, just as they have in the United States.

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