convenience store (Konbini)

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Lawson Turned the Adorable Character Doraemon into Japanese Sweets?!

I believe that everyone must be familiar with Doraemon(ドラえもん) series, be it manga , anime or both. The manga, published way back in 1969 is one of the best-selling manga series worldwide and has won many awards including the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award and has been adapted to anime series and multimedia franchise. So popular…

Living in Japan: How to Send Money from Japan to Overseas

If you are like me, a foreigner living in Japan, there will be times when you need to send money from Japan, and it is not always that easy to find out how. Thanks to the more advanced banking technology lately, we now have more (and easier) options to do that, and here is how.…
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Mindblown! 6 Clear Beverages You Can Buy in Japan

Japan always knows how to combine cool and crazy. You can find endless things in the country that can astound you. You can go back and forth country many times, and it will continue to shock you every single time. Moreover, Japan is known for weird but wonderful trends. Recently, there is a growing trend…
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Save more Japanese yen with the Nanaco card

Every bill, every dime. Whatever form of money, you name it, Japan has it! Japan is a country of handy dandy’s and if you’re not riding the wave then you’ll get washed out behind. In Japan, point cards can save you from high expenses as your rewards add up while using it. One of the…

5 Delicious Sweets and Snacks You Can Buy at Family Mart in Japan

Convenience stores, locally called “Konbini” (コンビニ), are one of the favourite aspects of people living and staying in Japan. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They sell everything you need from food and drink to makeup, household supplies, alcohol, cigarettes, and handy items such as umbrellas. On top of that,…

This New Service Makes Affordable Accommodation in Japan Even More Accessible!

7-Eleven Japan, already known for the convenience it offers, will once again prove that it, indeed, has almost everything. On June 15, 2018, a new service called “Convenience Front Desk 24” will take effect in Tokyo. This is an automated service for temporary accommodation guests who would like to check in and collect and leave…

3 Health-Boosting Items You Can Buy at a Japanese Convenience Store

Keeping on top of your health while in Japan can be tricky, especially with all the delicious snacks that are on offer. People may claim that you are sure to lose weight while you are in Japan, and although the typical Japanese diet does include rice, fish, and vegetables, there are also many unhealthy foods…

5 Cards That You Should Never Be Without in Japan

Point cards offer benefits and discounts to customers who are loyal to one business and frequently buy things at their stores. Nowadays, more and more companies and shops are utilizing their own point cards to encourage people to revisit their business and reap the benefits. Other times, cards can be used as shortcuts to pay…