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Get to Know Japan’s Main 3 Convenience Stores for 24-Hour, High-Quality Needs

People who have been to Japan and have attested to the country’s impressive convenience store lineup aren’t exaggerating. Japanese convenience stores, or “konbini” in Japanese, have tons of surprises that will make your first, second, and perhaps even third visit a “wow moment” experience. The presence of these shops is no longer limited to urban…

5 Reasons Why Japanese 7-Elevens Are the Best in the World

Ah, yes, 7-Eleven – everyone’s go-to convenience store. It’s one of those businesses that successfully breached geographical borders and offer goods to anyone on-the-go. Whether it’s a quick bite or a disposable item, 7-Eleven just always seem to have the right item at the right time. Same goes for the branches in Japan – only…

Catch the Special ‘Attack on Titan’ ATM and Stage Play in Japan This 2017!

Hajime Isayama’s (諫山創) Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is an action manga that depicts mankind’s revolt against titans who devour humans. It’s been eight years since the beginning of the manga’s original run, but its popularity does not fade as Attack on Titan can once again be found everywhere. This 2017, as the second season of…

5 Indispensable Services Offered by Japanese Convenience Stores

Everyone that has been to Japan and entered a convenience store must have noticed that in addition to the items you can purchase, there are a few services that are most indispensable to everyday life. In this article, I will focus on 5 of the most interesting of them that I found while living in…

Genki Gaijin’s Top 7 Things to Hate about Japan

1. Bowing jp.fotolia.com/ You’ll hate it to begin with, but actually, you’ll end up loving it. To start with, I just couldn’t get used to all the ceremonious bowing – you find yourself bobbing up and down every time someone enters a room, or leaves a room, or does something in a room. It’s endless.…

4 things you better know before travelling to Japan

If you are planning go to Japan or already booked your flight tickets to Japan, here is a list of the things you’d better know before going. It will help to make your travel smoother and more fun! ATMs Most Japanese ATMs don’t accept cards issued outside of Japan. But no worries, you can use…

ATMs and Credit Cards Around Japan: the essentials

Japan is surely one of the best countries to visit in the entire world. It seems that all of Japan’s archipelago is filled with the tourist attractions one must visit. It has beautiful sceneries, colorful landscapes and rich architecture that draws visitors from different places. For that reason, if you want to visit Japan you…

Japanese Convenience Stores: They Really Can Do Everything!

Many people who have visited or lived in Japan for any length of time will probably preach to you the wonders of Japanese convenience stores or “conbini” as they are commonly called. One may wonder what could possibly be so great about such a seemingly mundane place, but below are just a few examples of…