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Japanese convenience store showdown – Who’s got the best ikura rice balls?【Taste test】

The big three all have their own salmon roe onigiri, but which one is right for you?

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Ramen egg showdown! Which Japanese convenience store makes the best nitamago?【Taste test】

Nitamago are an overlooked treasure of Japanese convenience stores, but which is the right one for you?

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The best-selling rice ball at Family Mart is…SPAM onigiri?

What makes the Tuna Mayonnaise Spam Musubi so popular with Japanese convenience store customers?

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Falling into the sweet life with Japanese convenience stores’ new sweet potato sweets【Taste test】

Autumn comes to Family Mart with the simultaneous of a huge new dessert lineup made with Japanese sweet potatoes.

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Nissin Cup Noodle flavours become Umaibo snacks, and we try every one of them

This sought-after limited-edition series is so rare it can’t be purchased in stores.

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Coming soon to Japan’s Family Mart convenience stores: A whole lot of digital signage

The Family Mart of the future plans to use plenty of electronic advertising to assault your senses.

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Family Mart’s Famichiki upsize astounds customers in Japan

Japanese convenience store chain gives customers much more than they bargained for.

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Cup Noodle flavored Umaibo snacks coming, but getting one is a little tricky

A little luck might be needed to get your favorite.

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Family Mart to celebrate 40th birthday by introducing onigiri with eco-friendly packaging

To a future where we can eat all the onigiri we want and save the environment.

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Got a sweet tooth? Here are our reporters’ favorite new-release convenience store desserts

Try one of these seven tasty treats the next time you have a sweets craving!

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What’s it like to shop at Family Mart’s first “unmanned convenience store” in Japan?

We pay a visit to a Tokyo convenience store where there’s no human clerk to pay.

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Family Mart recalls “skin-coloured” women’s underwear

Inappropriate branding sees Convenience Wear products pulled from shelves nationwide. 

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Japan’s Family Mart celebrates International Women’s Day with year-long sanitary goods discount

“Sanitary products are a necessity” says chain.

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Heavyweight Japanese convenience store ramen festival! Three bowls of guilty pork pleasure

Lawson, 7-Eleven, and Family Mart aren’t holding back with their new noodles.

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We eat the gyoza dumpling-flavored Pizza Sand from Family Mart, savor its identity crisis【Taste Test】

So what does a gyoza dumpling-flavored pizza sandwich taste like? Time to find out.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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High school students create petition to change the name of Family Mart’s “Mom’s Diner” line

These students object to the unconscious sexism of the name.

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Japan’s favorite curry rice restaurant teams up with convenience store for Super Spicy Curry Buns

CoCo Ichibanya and Family Mart give us a curry meal we an hold in the palm of our hand.

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Who makes Japan’s best Spam-style onigiri convenience store rice ball? Let’s find out【Taste test】

We take a taste test trip in Okinawa and get acquainted with the local specialty.

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