convenience stores

Starbucks to sell limited-edition hojicha latte cups at convenience stores for the summer

Love the roasted variety of green tea? Then you don’t want to miss this!

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】

Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying?

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Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase

Usually, going to the convenience store or cooking for yourself is an either/or question, but not this time.

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7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

Owner of lot’s first 7-Eleven goes shopping at the new one, talks to reporters on opening day.

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This amazing bowl of meaty ramen? Made entirely with Japanese convenience store stuff

Ramen expert shows us the most luxurious way to drop 1,000 yen at 7-Eleven.

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Even among Japanese convenience stores, the Daily Hot makes this chain especially awesome

People tend to forget about Daily Yamazaki, but this cool feature makes the chain totally worth remembering.

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What’s it like to shop at Family Mart’s first “unmanned convenience store” in Japan?

We pay a visit to a Tokyo convenience store where there’s no human clerk to pay.

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7-Eleven to build 7-Eleven in parking lot of another 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience stores have everything, even passive-aggressiveness!

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Family Mart recalls “skin-coloured” women’s underwear

Inappropriate branding sees Convenience Wear products pulled from shelves nationwide. 

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Your Name studio, famous manga artist create beautiful romantic anime…that’s 7-Eleven ad【Vids】

Rainbow Chaser will make you smile, shed a tear, and maybe crave a steamed pork bun.

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Ban on free plastic forks and spoons drafted by Japan’s Ministry of Environment

First they came for the bags and I said “cool.” Then they came for the spoons and I said “sure, that’s cool too.”

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7-Eleven now has Meal Kits to help you cook at home, and they’re awesome!

The store stocked with reasons not to cook for yourself is now ready to help your home chef ambitions too.

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Japan’s Family Mart celebrates International Women’s Day with year-long sanitary goods discount

“Sanitary products are a necessity” says chain.

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Heavyweight Japanese convenience store ramen festival! Three bowls of guilty pork pleasure

Lawson, 7-Eleven, and Family Mart aren’t holding back with their new noodles.

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Foreigner convenience store clerk in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking

Refuses to give up when senior doesn’t realize she’s being taken advantage of.

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Is it a Lawson or a train station? We investigate the mysterious Sekiguchi Station

Melon bread or train tickets, which can we buy here?

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Get your work done inside Tokyo’s first convenience store private working booth

Just when we thought Japanese convenience stores couldn’t get any more convenient, we were proven wrong.

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Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all?

A company known for neither curry nor bread combines both at a budget price.

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How to use Japanese convenience store Lawson’s self-checkout terminals

Speedy and convenient, the payment option is no snack run speedbump.

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