Japanese convenience stores

Lawson’s new “drowning in cream” pancakes take convenience store sweets to another level

It’s not the only dessert to be drowning in cream right now at the popular chain. 

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best fried chicken?

Lawson throws its hat into the ring with a new fried chicken, but how does it fare against the offerings from Family Mart and 7-Eleven?

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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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Move over, Pikachu and Eevee — Piplup is here to take over Pokémon Tokyo Banana!

We’re very much looking forward to eating you, Piplup!

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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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Takoyaki ice cream appears at Japanese convenience store chain

A summer festival for the mouth…but this celebration isn’t suited to all tastes.

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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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Japanese convenience store ice cream wins gold for reporter at the Tokyo Olympics

“Best convenience store ice cream” unites people of all nationalities.

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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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Olympic athlete’s journey from onigiri newbie to onigiri expert wins hearts at the Tokyo Games

Unwrapping a convenience store rice ball turns out to be one of the biggest challenges at the Olympics.

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Canadian reporter’s love for 7-Eleven steals the show at Tokyo Olympics

Feel-good story about a Japanese convenience store becomes one of the most unexpected surprises at the Olympics.

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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Get your work done inside Tokyo’s first convenience store private working booth

Just when we thought Japanese convenience stores couldn’t get any more convenient, we were proven wrong.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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25 different Japanese convenience store sandwiches – What’s inside them?【Photos】

Following Japan’s “paper tiger sandwich” incident, we went out and bought every sandwich we could find to investigate.

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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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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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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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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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