convenience stores

Ramen-flavored fried chicken is here, proves once again Japanese convenience stores are paradise

The always delicious Karaage-kun combines with another of Japan’s favorite comfort foods for an irresistible offer.

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25 different Japanese convenience store sandwiches – What’s inside them?【Photos】

Following Japan’s “paper tiger sandwich” incident, we went out and bought every sandwich we could find to investigate.

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7-Eleven Japan’s “Paper Tiger” sandwich sparks online controversy over deceptive packaging

Attempted explanation gets called “lame excuse.”

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Melon bread showdown! Which Japanese convenience store melon pan is the one for you?【Taste test】

Comparing the big three Japanese convenience stores’ versions of the country’s number-one sweet bread.

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567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones at once leads to arrest in Chiba

He could have stopped at 500, but he just got greedy.

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Savoring Japan’s new sweet potato sandwich!【Pics, taste test】

Pumpkin spice, move aside. It’s tuber season!

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Can you tell if a Japanese neighborhood is dangerous by looking at its convenience store?

Do the magazine rack, trash cans, and restroom rules act as a preemptive crime report?

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Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo

Don’t be alarmed if you see a pair of optic sensors peeking from behind the beverage rack.

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How to turn konbini food into a luxury Japanese meal

It looks like a breakfast at a fancy ryokan inn, but all this food came from a humble 7-Eleven and cost about 10 bucks

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Pokémon saving the planet with free Poké Ball-case eco bags from 7-Eleven Japan

Because P is for Pikachu, not plastic.

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Remote-control VR robots to start working in Japanese convenience stores this summer

Family Mart’s robots will still be controlled by human employees.

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How to make a spicy chicken katsudon in just three minutes【SoraKitchen】

Three minutes to paradise.

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In celebration of Onigiri Day, we compare rice balls from three different convenience stores

Which conbini makes the best salmon rice ball: 7-Eleven, Family Mart, or Lawson?

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In Japan, Uber Eats will deliver the latest manga to your door

When you’re craving the latest issue of Shonen Jump, Uber is ready to roll and bring you your comic fix.

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Starbucks Japan serves up drinkable banana crepes【Taste test】

There’s a lot going on beneath this bright yellow lid. 

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Japanese convenience store praised for low-tech anti-coronavirus system

Unusual idea to protect staff and customers during a state of emergency might just work.

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The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most

How to avoid being that customer staff can’t stand. 

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Japanese convenience store overtaken by nature and vending machines, looks like a Ghibli movie

Street-corner shambles holds a magical allure

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Vegan hamburger steak rice bowls added to over 1,900 convenience stores in Tokyo

Family Mart wants people who don’t want to eat animal products to have something to eat too.

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7-Eleven in Japan sells masks for ridiculously high price, gets slammed by customers

Japanese konbini criticised for being just as bad as notorious online resellers. 

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