Seven Eleven

10 Unexpected Things I Learned About Japan Only by Visiting

7/11 is the Spot If you have ever listened to the song “Tokyo Drift” from the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift movie then you’ve heard the line “7/11 is the spot”. And it quite honestly is THE spot anywhere in Japan. Back home in the U.S., I know 7/11 to be the kind of gas station…

A Guide to Tasty Halal Treats and Snacks in Japanese Convenience Stores

Followers of the Islamic faith are prohibited from eating certain foods such as pork and cannot consume alcohol or tobacco. Although it is easy to avoid drugs and beer, it isn’t always as simple to distinguish what contains pork or other foods which Muslims consider to be forbidden for them to consume. This can be…

Japanese Convenience Stores (Conbini): More than Just Another Store

Every few blocks, you’ll definitely find a convenience store in Japan. These are known as “conbini” in Japanese. This is the reason why Japan is called the “Land of Convenience.” These are not only places for you to buy your daily necessities but also a place for you to pay your utility bills. What makes…