Did you know?: Shin-Okubo - Korean town in Tokyo

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Shin-Okubo, one stop away from Shinjuku Station, is one of the largest Koreatowns in Japan. When Japan opened its doors to foreign students and laborers in the 1980s, many of the Korean immigrants flocked to this town because of its cheap rent and willingness of landlords to accept foreign tenants. With the popularity of Korean movies and K-pop music, Shin-Okubo continues to grow in size and popularity.

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