convenience stores

Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets, watching them get upset about it

Suspect claims an interest in women’s restrooms drove him to commit the crime spree.

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Final Fantasy fried chicken and Moogle Steamed buns set to become Japan’s newest snack hits

We’ll soon be able to taste the video game series’ Kupo Nut for ourselves.

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Slime bread arrives in Japanese convenience stores and in our Dragon Quest-loving bellies

”Slime-flavored” pastry teaches us that the famous video game monsters are actually delicious!

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Test your knowledge of Japanese convenience stores with this katakana puzzle

There’s a trick to this riddle that’s staring you right in the eyes.

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Snoopy reborn as adorable Japanese sweets, lives just long enough for us to cut him up, eat him

Let’s eat some wagashi Peanuts!

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Shibuya convenience store overrun with rats 【Videos】

Turns out rodents love hanging out at konbini as much as people do.

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Parting is sweet, sticky sorrow for loyal fans of Soft On Demand as commemorative edition marks the end of an era.

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There’s a Makoto Shinkai anime-inspired tea in Japan, and it’s beautiful like his films

We get a little emotional taste-testing the Weathering with You Ameiro Jelly Tea.

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Cat refuses to move from Japanese convenience store on anniversary of store manager’s death

Animal’s mysterious actions make staff wonder if it was their manager returning in feline form to say one final goodbye

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American band Vasudeva uses real Japanese convenience store receipt for shirt design

But what do people in Japan think about the design?

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Ramen-covered fried chicken is coming to Japanese convenience stores, and we’re totally ready

Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

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This mouthwatering sushi is all from one of Japan’s greatest convenience stores【Photos】

Japan sets the bar for convenience store excellence pretty high, but this one clears it with ease.

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Japanese riot cops provide police escort for mother and 10 children…who are all ducks【Video】

Cute convenience store case handled with courteous care.

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Japanese convenience store sign loses a letter at night for heartwarming, animal-friendly reason

Lawson branch purposely makes its sign harder to read for the benefit of some special baby visitors.

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Heroic Japanese convenience store owner saves foreigner from online scam artist

Foreign teen’s unusual behavior tips off quick-thinking 7-Eleven owner.

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Our honest review of Family Mart’s new bite-sized Pokechiki chicken

Could this new lineup possibly be better than Famichiki?

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We hold a 14-nation taste test of Karaage-kun, Japan’s favorite convenience store fried chicken

Lawson’s bite-sized chicken snack is loved across Japan, but can that love stretch around the globe?

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ATMs in Japan are saying they’ll transfer your money back in time to 1989

Inadvertent time-travelling is thanks to the R1 bug.

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Japanese convenience store’s Above and Beyond Series puts our sense of adventure to the test

Combos including sweet beans & chili powder, chocolate and potato make Mr. Sato wonder if he’s just getting too old for this.

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Japanese convenience stores want you to be honest and request to pay higher sales tax rate

Soon, some shoppers will be expected to say “Excuse me, but please charge me more.”

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