convenience stores

Lawson convenience stores continue to hand people their coffee, even though no one wants them to

At Lawson convenience stores, they’ll hand you your coffee, and you’re gonna like it, dammit.

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Family Mart’s Instagramable Galactica Grape and Fantasy Peach frappes warp into stores

Family Mart’s newest drink campaign shoots for the moon and promises a rainbow of dreamy starshine flavors.

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We try the Lawson chicken nuggets that Katy Perry went nuts for on Japanese television

What makes a fried nugget so good that it causes a songstress to cram her mouth full with them and create international headlines?

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Car crashes into Hiroshima 7-Eleven, owner gets guard rails, car crashes into gap in the rails

Sometimes a storefront is just not meant to be.

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Female convenience store clerk accidentally fends off robber in Tokyo with two simple words

24-year-old cashier literally wasn’t in the mood for any antics.

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“Nasty” photo of convenience store clerk at work highlights Japan’s strict cleanliness standards

Shelf-stocking technique has some saying they’ll never shop at the branch, or even the chain, again.

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Gyoza rice balls are here, and everyone agrees they look awesome, but are they? 【Taste Test】

We find out if gyoza onigiri is the match made in heaven everyone is expecting.

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Should saying thanks at a Japanese convenience store go without saying?

Manners maketh the man. Unless he’s at a convenience store, according to some Japanese social media users as debate over manners erupts.

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It’s a Japanese boxed lunch in the palm of your hand with the new bento rice ball

Convenience store’s deluxe onigiri is a bento boxed lunch you can eat with one hand.

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Meg tries the new convenience store-exclusive Matcha Green Tea Steamed Bun【SoraNews24 taste test】

One of Kyoto’s best confectioners delivers a whole new way to enjoy green tea sweets.

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Starbucks sakura milk solves the Starbucks dilemma travelers face in Japan

New dessert beverage lets you enjoy a uniquely Japanese taste without having to sit around in the same chain you have back home.

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Convenience store in Gifu stays open for business for two months without any staff or merchandise

The curious case of the Kakamigahara Lawson has caused the company to take a second look at how they operate.

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5 of the best ice creams to try in Japan right now【Taste Test】

Whether you like traditional Japanese flavours or Western-inspired combinations, these frozen desserts will satisfy all your sweet cravings.

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Japanese convenience store’s fried chicken pizza burger is a some-assembly-required masterpiece

Frankenstein’s monster of fried chicken is frighteningly tasty.

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Black fried chicken appears in Japan with new Black Hole-flavor convenience store snack

A triple helping of dark ingredients creates fried chicken unlike any we’ve ever seen on Earth.

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Japan’s Family Mart convenience store chain adding fitness clubs to select locations

A convenient way to stay in shape.

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No more porn–Japanese convenience store chain to phase out adult magazine sales by end of year

New policy follows increased complaints from female shoppers.

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Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

“I should tell you that I’m first dan,” he informs would-be thief.

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7-Eleven refuses to cooperate with municipal request to cover up its porno magazines in Japan

Chain asserts its right to exhibit magazines filled with models who don’t cover up either.

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We discover Lawson convenience store lookalike hidden away in Nara Prefecture – Fauxson?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a suspiciously familiar looking purveyor of snacks.

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