convenience stores

7-Eleven that survived Fukuoka road collapse becomes mecca for Japanese students

This “unsinkable convenience store” has become a source of inspiration for exam-takers all over and business couldn’t be better as a result.

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Foreigner accused of shoplifting tea in Japan, label to blame 【Why Does Engrish Happen in Japan?】

It’s often said that freedom isn’t free. In Japan, Free Tea isn’t either.

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To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan

While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.

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Japan’s latest must-try ice cream is available from … the local convenience store!

This premium ice cream is designed to look like the vegetable from which it’s made, but that’s just one of its many attractive qualities.

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Japanese noodle lovers go crazy for tank-shaped pork ramen served up at … a convenience store!

There’s so much to love about this surprising ramen dish.

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How to make your own postcards using photos from your phone at 7-Eleven

Create your own personalised postcards for as little as 18 cents each at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.

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World’s only Michelin-starred ramen is getting an instant noodle convenience store version

Famous Tokyo restaurant teams up with Circle K and Sunkus chains.

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Always-adorable Rilakkuma is now tasty too as new Japanese mochi sweets 【Taste test】

Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.

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97 percent of Kumamoto convenience stores open for business just three days after major quakes

Kumamoto Prefecture is still reeling after back-to-back large scale earthquakes struck the region late last week. Yet somehow Japan’s major convenience store chains have managed to get 97 percent of their shops up and running in a matter of days.

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Japanese convenience store snack looks like, and almost is, smoked cock 【Taste test】

Feeling a little peckish? This might be just what you need.

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Japan’s newest elegant and delicious green tea cheesecake is only available at…7-Eleven?

Japanese convenience stores continue to be awesome with this new matcha dessert.

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Organizations don’t want bare-all periodicals to have to hide under obscuring plastic covers.

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Cast of Madoka Magica anime gets into the Easter spirit with line of special holiday merchandise

The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems.

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Lawson convenience stores in Kyoto to begin offering cancer screenings

Get snacks, socks, coffee, and a cancer screening at your local Lawson!

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What are you waiting for? Sakura pancakes are in Japanese convenience stores right now!

How can these cherry blossom blessings be so delicious yet cost barely more than a buck?

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These convenience stores really, really want you to buy their ehomaki Setsubun rolls

Ehomaki “lucky sushi rolls” are a big part of Setsubun—the changing of the seasons festival. So big, in fact, that some convenience stores appear to be losing their minds in an effort to sell more rolls than the competition.

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Yakuza 6 lets you duke it out inside an ultra-detailed Japanese convenience store【Video】

Anyone who’s been to Japan knows that the convenience store is the prefect place to get snacks, pay your bills, buy adult material, and get into a fight. Wait, what?

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Convenience store clerk hospitalized by customer dissatisfied with “smile-less” service

When you work in a customer-facing role, you can expect to deal with some difficult people from time to time. Being hospitalized by one of them, however, should never be a concern…

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This gorgeous, mouth-watering traditional Japanese breakfast…is all from 7-Eleven?!?

Does that beautiful breakfast look like it came from the kitchen of a high-class ryokan inn or loving Japanese family? Guess again – it’s all from 7-Eleven!

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Exclusive Amazon beer coming to Lawson convenience stores in limited quantities

You can get practically anything via online retail giant Amazon, and there are even some products that you can only get via the website. Ordinarily one such product is a special beer from popular Japanese craft brewery Yoho Brewing, but beer drinkers will soon be able to pick up a can at their local Lawson convenience store. You’ll have to hurry, though, because the number available is limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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