Japanese convenience stores

Weirdest convenience store drink in Japan? New drinkable Happy Turn makes stomachs turn

Mystery “happy powder” does not make us happy. 

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7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing

New machine in stores makes life very convenient. 

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New convenience store chain to rival 7-Eleven opens in Japan

The company behind beef bowl chain Sukiya and conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Hama Sushi now have their own konbini.

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Family Mart’s new Hotcake Soufflé Pudding proves Japanese convenience stores have the best sweets

New release serves up three delicious desserts in one cup.

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New hot natural spring water at 7-Eleven proves Japanese convenience stores really are convenient

Surprising beverage exemplifies the chain’s commitment to customer service.

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How to use the new floating hologram registers at 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience store chain lets us shop like we’re in a futuristic sci-fi movie.

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Japanese convenience store or Japanese supermarket: Which one is cheaper?

Popular drinks and snacks in Japan really do come with different price tags.

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Floating hologram registers coming to Japanese convenience stores【Video】

Contactless self-checkouts make Japan’s konbini even more konbinient.

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Japanese convenience store’s cheap knockoff croissant — is it any good?

7-Eleven may have bitten off more than it can chew in this taste test showdown.

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A paradise for beer lovers — Yokohama combini has over 300 different kinds of beer for sale

The store is run by a man who “hardly used to drink at all.”

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Japanese convenience store’s new “phantom” cream doughnuts are sinfully good

They’re marketed as doughnuts but they actually taste like something else.

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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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