Tokyo's small coffe shops favored by the locals despite Starbucks invasion

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When it comes to coffee, Starbucks has taken over the world including Japan, but small independently owned coffee shops still exist in Tokyo. These coffee shops have their own history as many of them opened decades ago to serve their customers locally roasted coffee.  John and Kanae visit a coffee shop unassumingly stands in a quiet residential area favored by the locals.