convenience stores

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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Foreign Lawson employees claim unfair treatment such as forced sushi and Christmas cake purchases

Ehomaki are great, but it’s important to buy them on our own terms.

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Takoyaki Party and Italian fully-loaded rice balls coming to NewDays for a limited time

Convenience store’s giant demon balls show their softer side.

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Japanese convenience store’s newest rice ball filling: Nothing at all, and why we’re OK with that

Mr. Sato gets creative with Lawson 100 Store’s new Rice Buns.

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Tea with free Pokémon bottle covers at Japanese convenience stores charm, then break, our hearts

Everyone caught ‘em all.

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To celebrate 7-Eleven Day, here are seven 7-Eleven Japan items that need more love

And because it’s a Japanese convenience store, our list has everything from desserts to fish.

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Japanese convenience store teriyaki donut hamburgers are definitely weird, but are they good?

Family Mart combines the two categories of combini bread in one strange package.

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Curry and lassi ice creams: Like eating cubes of frozen curry roux

Some convenience store ice creams aren’t as great as you think they’ll be. 

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Ruling reached in lawsuit between 7-Eleven Japan, rogue owner who didn’t stay open 24 hours a day

Dispute has been going on for more than three years, has led to two 7-Elvenes in same parking lot.

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The smallest Family Mart in Japan closes down

Customers say sayonara to a convenience store icon at a very unusual location.

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Convenience store robot pilots wanted, wages start at 1,450 yen per hour

Get in the damn stockroom, Shinji!

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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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Our writer loses 6 kilograms (13 pounds) in 1 month with help from these Japanese 7-Eleven foods

A healthy diet and 7-Eleven aren’t often heard in the same breath, but maybe they should be.

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7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing

New machine in stores makes life very convenient. 

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Deep-fried delight – Taste testing the menchi katsu from four Japanese convenience store chains

Four chains, five cutlets, and one very full stomach.

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“I’ll kill you!” says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use restroom

Japanese police say call of nature was no excuse for threat of violence.

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Japan’s Family Mart selling rainbow socks, rainbow-package fried chicken as show of LGBTQ support

Portion of revenue to be donated to advocacy groups.

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Karaage-kun pouches sold bundled with a magazine chronicling the fried chicken balls’ history

Feed your mind and fashion sense with this stylishly simulated snack.

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Why is it so hard to find hot sake in convenience stores in Japan?

Some like it hot, but can’t find it easily.

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Man or pan? Japan’s new meatless meat buns confuse our taste-tester

The inside of the No-Filling Steamed Bun still manages to surprise us.

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