convenience store

We try the recommended way to eat Ippudo’s new instant cup rice…which involves twice the Ippudo

Ippudo’s new “pollack roe-flavored pickled mustard greens cup rice” recently landed on shelves at 7-Eleven Japan.

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7-Eleven Japan begins to implement new colorless food containers to reduce CO2 emissions

The new containers have already been rolled out at store locations in Japan’s northernmost prefecture Hokkaido.

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We find the best “homestyle” onigiri at a super local chain of convenience stores

We encounter delectable rice balls that could have been made by mom on an island far from Japan’s mainland.

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Tasteless candy on sale at Lawson convenience stores

Taste the rainbow… You know, because rainbows are optical illusions that don’t have a taste.

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Lawson announces new human-controlled digital avatars at store registers starting this fall

One of Japan’s top convenience store chains plans to introduce digital avatars at over 200 stores in the next three years.

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Eating every kind of cold noodle dish from Family Mart to stave off the summer heat【Taste test】

‘Tis the season for cold noodles!

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Saitama man’s 7M-yen Rolex stolen after leaving it alone with “potential buyer” for two minutes

Watch out!

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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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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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This USB device exists solely to warm up rice balls, and honestly, it does a great job

We just wish it could warm up more than one at a time.

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Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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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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Family Mart to celebrate 40th birthday by introducing onigiri with eco-friendly packaging

To a future where we can eat all the onigiri we want and save the environment.

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We try 7-Eleven’s newly recreated Pork Ramen and are blown away by its level of perfection

This ready-made, microwavable ramen comes close to something you can get in a restaurant!

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Charming Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth makeup sets revealed for February release

Cosmetics will be sold in a lottery-style game at Japanese convenience stores as part of Clamp’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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7-Eleven Japan to double the shelf life of their onigiri rice balls

7-Eleven Japan announces their efforts to dramatically reduce food waste at its stores. 

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Lawson to post super-temp positions online, let anyone work suddenly-open shifts at stores

Speedrunning part-time work.

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Kyoto man arrested for opening packs of Demon Slayer key chains until finding one he wanted

But who’s the real demon here?

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