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Davey Young

Davey Young is a writer and English teacher living in Tokyo, Japan.

Recent stories by Davey Young

May 21, 2018

Tori-niku Kenkyuujo: The Chicken Lab

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Tokyo -- Walking through Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo neighborhood – AKA Koreatown – can be sensory overload. It’s Saturday night, and we weave through throngs of people along Okubo Street, passing crowded cafes and Korean cosmetics shops. Read more
February 12, 2018

Hinata: A Cut(let) Above

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Tokyo -- Arriving at Hinata one recent winter afternoon, we luckily found most of the restaurant’s 14 counter seats empty. Hinata serves just one thing: tonkatsu, breaded and fried pork cutlets traditionally served with cabbage and rice. The space is simple but snazzy, all brick-shaped white tiles and pale wood. Read more