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Weiner Onigiri: Japanese convenience store rice ball has a surprise in store for Mr Sato

Celebration sausage opens our mouth to a new way of eating. 

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Famima Laundry: Japanese convenience store adds laundromat to store in Tokyo

Welcome to the Famima laundromat!

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Japanese convenience store teams up with centuries-old matcha shop for a very modern tea ceremony

Family Mart gives us a tea ceremony to go this summer.

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Weirdest convenience store drink in Japan? New drinkable Happy Turn makes stomachs turn

Mystery “happy powder” does not make us happy. 

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New convenience store chain to rival 7-Eleven opens in Japan

The company behind beef bowl chain Sukiya and conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Hama Sushi now have their own konbini.

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Family Mart’s new Hotcake Soufflé Pudding proves Japanese convenience stores have the best sweets

New release serves up three delicious desserts in one cup.

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New hot natural spring water at 7-Eleven proves Japanese convenience stores really are convenient

Surprising beverage exemplifies the chain’s commitment to customer service.

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Japanese convenience store or Japanese supermarket: Which one is cheaper?

Popular drinks and snacks in Japan really do come with different price tags.

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A paradise for beer lovers — Yokohama combini has over 300 different kinds of beer for sale

The store is run by a man who “hardly used to drink at all.”

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizza bun?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart, 7-Eleven and Mini Stop are all in the running for the top spot.  

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best butter chicken?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in this curry showdown!

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Japanese convenience store’s new “phantom” cream doughnuts are sinfully good

They’re marketed as doughnuts but they actually taste like something else.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best beef stew?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven battle it out for victory over our taste buds.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best onigiri rice balls?【Taste test】

Mr Sato gives us his verdict, and stumbles upon the Onigi Remix — a new way to combine them and eat them all! 

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizzas?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in a cheesy showdown. 

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Lawson’s new “drowning in cream” pancakes take convenience store sweets to another level

It’s not the only dessert to be drowning in cream right now at the popular chain. 

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The best-selling rice ball at Family Mart is…SPAM onigiri?

What makes the Tuna Mayonnaise Spam Musubi so popular with Japanese convenience store customers?

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Takoyaki ice cream appears at Japanese convenience store chain

A summer festival for the mouth…but this celebration isn’t suited to all tastes.

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Family Mart’s Famichiki upsize astounds customers in Japan

Japanese convenience store chain gives customers much more than they bargained for.

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Japanese convenience store ice cream wins gold for reporter at the Tokyo Olympics

“Best convenience store ice cream” unites people of all nationalities.

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