Lawson Tries Out Unmanned Store Operation
Convenience store giant Lawson is experimenting with operating an outlet that's unmanned overnight to tackle labor shortage.
This Ice Cream is as Japanese as 'Matcha Pie'
Over the years, the Japonais ice cream series has been surprising us with delights designed exclusively for Japanese palates. And in 2019, we'll get to try a little Matcha Pie!
The Convenience Store with a Bar!
If you're in Fukuoka, you can now enjoy a classy cocktail when you take a trip to pick something up from the convenience store!
Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku
A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.
Traditional Japanese Sweets Celebrating Snoopy
Take a bite out of these limited-edition Peanuts sweets, featuring the likes of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and his alter-ego Joe Cool.
Lawson's Products Got a Brand New Bag
Japan’s third-largest convenience store chain recently hired design firm Nendo to re-brand the packaging on over 700 private label products. And the result is as stunning as it is subtle.
Get Ready for Coca-Cola Slushie Pouches
Coca-Cola's new Frozen Lemon slushie has been eight years in the making—and it's out April 16!
Slurp on Pringles-Flavored Instant Ramen
Two iconic brands join forces for the first-ever crossover promotion featuring both Pringles-flavored ramen and ramen-flavored Pringles!
NTT Developing Automatic Checkout App
NTT Data Corporation has a new automatic checkout system that enables shoppers to simply choose their products and walk out of a store, paying automatically by mobile.
Lawson Teams Up with Uber Eats
Lawson becomes the first convenience store chain in Japan to offer delivery service with Uber Eats, which has become quite ubiquitous in major cities in Japan.
English Spelling Error Found on New Beer
Beer lovers in Japan had been looking forward to the release of a new limited-edition brew this January. But one spelling mistake is going to keep them waiting longer.
Stay Warm This Winter with Oden-Scented Powder
Why take a trip to the convenience store when you’ve got the tools for self-love right at home? Bookstore and miscellaneous goods shop Village Vanguard is back at it with their bath powder shenanigans.
Uber Eats Starts Medication Delivery Trials
Convenience store chain giant Lawson is teaming up with Uber Eats to deliver medication to those who need it.
Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat
This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.
All About Japanese Booze
Japan is a country that has a pretty open attitude when it comes to imbibing! Whether you're hoping to slake your thirst on some sake or wind down with an award-winning whisky, Japan has bountiful booze options from which to choose!
10 Amazing Things I Can Do at My Local Konbini
Offering everything from underwear to fresh vegetables, Japan's convenience stores are an indispensable part of daily life. Here is why.
Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017
Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.
Soy Man are Here to Sate Your Meat-Free Hunger
Craving a pork cutlet sandwich, beef bowl, or plate of meat sauce pasta? The convenience store has got you covered. But what if you wanting the taste of meat without eating
Delivery Robots Take a Trial Lap Around Tokyo
Project officials have begun testing in Tokyo the use of delivery robots that handle orders from multiple stores.
Lawson’s First Register-Free Store
Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.