convenience stores

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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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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Fake eggs are being used in Japanese convenience store bentos

Customer’s investigation leads to a discovery that’s shocked people around Japan.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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We eat at Tokyo’s first vegan Japanese-style convenience store in Asakusa

Come with us as we browse the shelves and eat at the restaurant inside this vegan wonderland.

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Tokyo’s first vegan Japanese-style convenience store now open in Asakusa

Vegan Store offers vegan bento, onigiri, and more.

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