konbini

UX at Japanese convenience store is a heartwarming example of excellent customer service

A simple design makes daily life so much easier for customers.

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We find the best “homestyle” onigiri at a super local chain of convenience stores

We encounter delectable rice balls that could have been made by mom on an island far from Japan’s mainland.

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The Japanese convenience store with a secret DJ booth in the basement

“Record Conveni” is the coolest combini in town!

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Man arrested for trying to kill a convenience store owner over a cup of coffee

Latte triggers a series of events that results in attempted murder.

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Three of the best Japanese convenience store sweets you’ll want to try this autumn

Family Mart, Lawson and 7-Eleven dig up some surprises for customers this fall.

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Pair Japanese whisky with convenience store fried chicken at new Konbini Bar in Tokyo

Lawson’s first-ever convenience store bar looks set to be a great place to unwind on the cheap.

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Lawson announces new human-controlled digital avatars at store registers starting this fall

One of Japan’s top convenience store chains plans to introduce digital avatars at over 200 stores in the next three years.

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Japanese convenience store chain creates a burger-flavoured steamed bun, but is it any good?

Family Mart x Mos Burger collaboration opens new doors for konbini food.

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Tinder just opened a convenience store in Japan, aimed at adults only

SwipeMart made romantic dreams come true, and now there are hopes it’ll spread around the country.

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Family Mart and Mos Burger join forces for a special new steamed bun in Japan

Japanese convenience store food just got even better.

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PewDiePie tries “every” Japanese snack and this is how people in Japan reacted to it

Some Japanese snacks reign supreme, while others appear to be shameful. 

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When a Japanese convenience store opens in the countryside…

7-Eleven comes to a rural town, and we’re one of the first to walk through its doors.

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Weiner Onigiri: Japanese convenience store rice ball has a surprise in store for Mr Sato

Celebration sausage opens our mouth to a new way of eating. 

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Famima Laundry: Japanese convenience store adds laundromat to store in Tokyo

Welcome to the Famima laundromat!

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Japanese convenience store teams up with centuries-old matcha shop for a very modern tea ceremony

Family Mart gives us a tea ceremony to go this summer.

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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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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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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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