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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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7-Eleven Japan wants to stop selling adult magazines, cites concern for foreigners, female customers

Company cites desire to avoid giving Japan a bad reputation as visitors from overseas come for the Tokyo Olympics.

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We taste makunouchi bento at four Japanese convenience store chains【Taste comparison】

Our reporter shares which version of this classic style of bento (all for 430 yen/US$3.83 or under) overwhelmingly stole his heart and stomach.

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Russian Roulette Bread: The frightening new treat at Japanese convenience stores【Taste test】

We test our luck with a new nine-person party snack that threatens to shoot our taste buds with wasabi.

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Convenience store clerk accidentally puts something in customer’s bag they shouldn’t have…

Um, I don’t remember buying that. I’m not even sure if I CAN buy that.

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Crazy-athletic Japanese convenience store clerk may be employee of year, or Super Mario【Video】

Leaping into action and clearing Japan’s already high bar for customer service in an amazing way.

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

A convenient way to stay in shape.

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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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Field Ration Stamina Rice Bowl from the JSDF Family Mart is so good Mr. Sato wants to enlist

Could this be Mr. Sato’s true calling in life?

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We investigate a Japanese military base convenience store – no need to enlist!

Courageously protecting Japan with the aid of garrison-exclusive convenience store meals and socks.

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12 totally addictive and appetizing convenience store sweets

All you have to do is head down the street to get these delectable treats!

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Limited-time Yo-kai Watch steamed buns would be cute… if their faces weren’t melting off

“It’s like cutting up a monster and spilling its dark blood.” -Mr. Sato

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Lightly-salted, potato-cracker-flavored ice cream now on sale nationwide

As Japan continues to make an ice cream flavor of every conceivable thing, the limited Ottotto Ice is now only available at Family Mart.

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This beautiful, traditional Japanese building is actually a fully modern convenience store

Convenience stores in Japan are often like mini supermarkets, but this one near one of Shinto’s holiest shrines also feels like a time machine.

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

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In his ongoing search for the perfect affordable-but-stylish ensemble, our fashion reporter Seiji Nakazawa sets his sights on a major convenience store chain.

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