convenience stores

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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Lawson 100 to sell three disgusting-looking baked goods that they’re sure we’ll love

Chili peppers, pickled ginger, and potato do battle with anko, mayo and chocolate inside these seemingly hard-to-stomach combos.

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Godiva Japan unveils beautiful cherry blossom party cake, but you won’t find it at fancy stores

Gourmet chocolatier is selling its mouthwatering sakura/matcha combo where ordinary people go to satisfy their sweet tooth.

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Japan’s new microwavable potato chips are amazing, but the best thing isn’t how they taste

We taste-test a revolution in potato chips, and realize that something important has been missing all along.

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Microwavable potato chips go on sale in Japan, because why should we eat cold potatoes? 【Video】

Almost all food tastes and smells better when it’s warm, doesn’t it?

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Japanese convenience store mascot is an otaku who lives with his mom, stuck in an entry-level job

Oh, and 29-year-old Famichiki Senpai is also an anthropomorphic piece of fried chicken with beefy human arms.

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Let’s make some French cuisine using two bucks worth of junk food from the convenience store!

This dish made with a cheese stick and Pringles pairs well with a nice Auvergne red.

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2019

Drink the blossoms this year with a chilled cup of sakura.

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This giant Final Fantasy Moogle bed could be yours, and doesn’t cost a single yen

Fantastic fluffy Final Fantasy fan furniture.

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Final Fantasy fried chicken on sale in Japan, best part comes before you take a single bite【Vid】

Sure, the convenience store-exclusive tastes great, but what’s even better is the surprise at the register.

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A guide to every type of delicious steamed bun from Japanese convenience store Lawson

What’s inside them, how to order, and what they cost.

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Man in Japan orders female store clerk to prostrate herself over misunderstanding with his change

”I’ll kill you! Get down on your knees!” customer orders convenience store cashier.

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Customer from hell terrorizes Japanese convenience store after misunderstanding about cigarettes

Why fix a problem in seconds when you can throw an extended hissy fit instead?

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Tokyo’s fried-chicken cooking robot is here, and here’s a guide to help you use it【Photos】

Mr. Sato puts the culinary skills of Lawson’s Karaage-kun Robo to a taste test.

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Treat yourself to a luxury coffee made from a rare bean harvest at Lawson Japan

Ever wanted to sip a rare coffee blend, made of beans from 100-year old trees in Panama? Lawson is here to help!

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Overly honest Japanese cocktail ad about the effects of getting drunk gets criticized online

The message is accurate, but that doesn’t mean it’s right, critics say.

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Great balls of octopus and rice! It’s the Takoyaki Onigiri

Lawson convenience stores took two staples of Japanese cuisine and smashed them together for our pleasure.

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Now is your final chance to visit the last Sunkus standing in Tokyo

It’s the end of an era for the once prolific convenience store chain.

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We investigate 7-Eleven’s new Crunchy Chocolate Mille Crêpes Cake, shiver with decadence

We’re struck senseless by the seductive dessert, and take an array of scintillating shots to show off its sexy side.

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