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Conbini Monday Wk48

I went out to Chiba at the end of last week to play golf and snapped a few interesting items in the local Chiba convenience stores. Many items are the same as central Tokyo, but a few caught my eye that I hand't seen before.…

Conbini Monday Wk47

Mothers Day is coming up soon and the convenience stores are hoping people will order gifts through them for the occasion. I didn't see anything in store to buy, but Lawson had their catalog out to encourage people to order.…

Conbini Monday Wk46

Lots of goodies for todays conbini monday. I almost forgot about it, since it is a holiday in Japan today. Lucky the convenience stores are all open no matter that everyone else gets the day off. I went to…

Conbini Monday Wk45

The snacks keep coming this week, but as we get towards the warmer weather there is a definite 'sakura in pink' theme starting to develop. Have you noticed packaging in the stores start to change…

Conbini Monday Wk43

This conbini monday falls on the 1st day of March. I can't believe 2 months of 2010 are already gone. Another month and we will be 25% through the year. Wow!! As well as the new food and drink, there are always some old…

Conbini Monday Wk42

I took a few photos of the Yokote convenience store on my recent visit to Akita-ken. The photos in the store I had on my iPhone and have shown some here. The photos outside were on my Nikon camera. The outside photos I already…

Conbini Monday Wk41

The new products are starting to roll into the convenience stores quickly again. It is surprising how many new products that are and how quickly they disappear if sales do not come straight away. I am having to snap some pictures when I…

Conbini Monday Wk40

There looks to be a new promotional theme at Lawsons. Rilakkuma was missing and the popular anime "One Piece" have taken over the store. You can see in the following photos quite a few different products and tie-ups with "One Piece".…

Conbini Monday Wk39

It was a cold today in Tokyo today, and at night the rain turned to snow. I doubt it will settle and be there tomorrow, but it certainly made the evening colder than normal. My visit to the conbini was…

Conbini Monday Wk36

I almost forgot it was Monday this week, with the trip to Yokohama and it being Seijin no Hi, it just didn't feel like a typical Monday. There were plenty of people crowding into the convenience stores though, many wearing kimono.…

Conbini Monday Wk35

This weeks Conbini Monday saw me shopping for the first Conbini Box items that a number of people have ordered. Thanks for all those who put their order in. I have visited 8 conbini's just today trying to collect all the items. I had to…

Conbini Monday Wk34

Some of the convenience stores in my area are planning to close over the New Year period. They are no longer making bentos until after New Year and some stock is looking very low. Are conbini's closed in your area for the break?…

Conbini Monday Wk33

A mixture of potato chips and drinks for this weeks conbini monday. The new flavored drinks seem to be never ending at the moment. I visited a number of different convenience stores this week including some on the highway when traveling…

Conbini Monday Wk32

If its sweets you are looking for, then this week won't disappoint. Put your main meal away and dig into a few of these filler upper snacks. As always, there are plenty of drinks to help you wash down the tasty…

Conbini Monday Wk31

Last week we took a look at some bentos in the local convenience stores. This week is a mix of sweet and more sweet. Quite a few of the convenience stores are trying to improve their line of sweet breads at the moment. Some have…

Conbini Monday Wk30

It is late today and I haven't had chance to eat dinner. Time to run down to the conbini and pick up something to share with my microwave. You can usually find quite a lot of Chinese food at the convenience store which is…

Conbini Monday Wk29

This week, Monday is a holiday in Japan, so for all those who normally have their Conbini Monday on the first day back at work, you will have to wait until tomorrow to stock up on snacks. As with last week, there were plenty of…

Conbini Monday Wk28

This week I was in search of some nuts at the convenience store. After having kidney stones in the past and recently being told I have them again, (apparently I have another 5mm stone hibernating at the moment), I decided to eat more…

Conbini Monday Wk27

Yakult is well known for its Yakult milk drink which can be found in supermarkets overseas as well as Japan. Yakult has a number of subsidiaries that make other products such as these cereal bars made from Yakult Health Foods.…

Conbini Monday Wk26

Looks like Conbini Monday is about 6 months old, as we enter Week 26. This weeks goodies come from a mixture of Family Mart, where I spent my lost 1,000 yen, 7 Eleven and JR's Newdays. What is your…

Conbini Monday, Wk25

Lots of great action for this weeks combini monday. Plenty of new snacks coming into the stores as we push on towards the colder winter months. The stores always seem to hold a greater appeal when you have to rush in out of the rain and…

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Conbini Monday, Wk23

I am still stuck in Australia at the moment, but expect to be back in Japan for next weeks Conbini Monday. The conbini's on the Gold Coast seem strange compared to Japan. They have the Seven Eleven sign out the front, but the stock is a…