convenience stores

Quite possibly the greatest food bargain in Japan: tasty convenience store pasta for less than a buck

This chain’s 100-yen pasta and noodle dishes are just the thing when you’re looking to stretch your budget.

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Sinisterly stocked Japanese convenience store’s magazine rack is shockingly dark

Those ropes don’t seem so innocent when you read what’s on either side of them.

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Japanese convenience stores starting new anti-smoking measures in preparation for 2020 Olympics

The ashtrays in front of Japanese convenience stores aren’t there for people to smoke around.

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Foreign shop clerk and Japanese customer fail to communicate because of Japanese language quirk

The Japanese language’s lack of a definite article was definitely the cause of this cross-cultural convenience store misunderstanding.

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Japanese convenience store serves up steamed buns…with a whole custard pudding inside

Steamed pork buns get a sweet companion that’s grabbing everyone’s attention in Japan.

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7-Eleven that survived Fukuoka road collapse becomes mecca for Japanese students

This “unsinkable convenience store” has become a source of inspiration for exam-takers all over and business couldn’t be better as a result.

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Foreigner accused of shoplifting tea in Japan, label to blame 【Why Does Engrish Happen in Japan?】

It’s often said that freedom isn’t free. In Japan, Free Tea isn’t either.

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To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan

While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.

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Japan’s latest must-try ice cream is available from … the local convenience store!

This premium ice cream is designed to look like the vegetable from which it’s made, but that’s just one of its many attractive qualities.

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Japanese noodle lovers go crazy for tank-shaped pork ramen served up at … a convenience store!

There’s so much to love about this surprising ramen dish.

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How to make your own postcards using photos from your phone at 7-Eleven

Create your own personalised postcards for as little as 18 cents each at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.

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World’s only Michelin-starred ramen is getting an instant noodle convenience store version

Famous Tokyo restaurant teams up with Circle K and Sunkus chains.

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Always-adorable Rilakkuma is now tasty too as new Japanese mochi sweets 【Taste test】

Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.

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97 percent of Kumamoto convenience stores open for business just three days after major quakes

Kumamoto Prefecture is still reeling after back-to-back large scale earthquakes struck the region late last week. Yet somehow Japan’s major convenience store chains have managed to get 97 percent of their shops up and running in a matter of days.

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Japanese convenience store snack looks like, and almost is, smoked cock 【Taste test】

Feeling a little peckish? This might be just what you need.

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Japan’s newest elegant and delicious green tea cheesecake is only available at…7-Eleven?

Japanese convenience stores continue to be awesome with this new matcha dessert.

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Japanese publisher groups protest “agreement” to cover up adult magazines in convenience stores

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

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Cast of Madoka Magica anime gets into the Easter spirit with line of special holiday merchandise

The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems.

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Lawson convenience stores in Kyoto to begin offering cancer screenings

Get snacks, socks, coffee, and a cancer screening at your local Lawson!

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What are you waiting for? Sakura pancakes are in Japanese convenience stores right now!

How can these cherry blossom blessings be so delicious yet cost barely more than a buck?

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