Those ropes don’t seem so innocent when you read what’s on either side of them.
The ashtrays in front of Japanese convenience stores aren’t there for people to smoke around.
The Japanese language’s lack of a definite article was definitely the cause of this cross-cultural convenience store misunderstanding.
Steamed pork buns get a sweet companion that’s grabbing everyone’s attention in Japan.
This “unsinkable convenience store” has become a source of inspiration for exam-takers all over and business couldn’t be better as a result.
It’s often said that freedom isn’t free. In Japan, Free Tea isn’t either.
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.
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.
There’s so much to love about this surprising ramen dish.
Create your own personalised postcards for as little as 18 cents each at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.
Famous Tokyo restaurant teams up with Circle K and Sunkus chains.
Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.
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.
Feeling a little peckish? This might be just what you need.
Japanese convenience stores continue to be awesome with this new matcha dessert.
Organizations don’t want bare-all periodicals to have to hide under obscuring plastic covers.
The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems.
Get snacks, socks, coffee, and a cancer screening at your local Lawson!
How can these cherry blossom blessings be so delicious yet cost barely more than a buck?
Ehomaki “lucky sushi rolls” are a big part of Setsubun—the changing of the seasons festival. So big, in fact, that some convenience stores appear to be losing their minds in an effort to sell more rolls than the competition.