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Conbini Monday, Wk22

Have started taking the ConbiniMonday pictures from my iPhone to add a bit more real life to them. Hope they are coming out clear enough. It is hard to rival the Canon PowerShot G10 images with a mobile phone camera. There are quite…

Conbini Monday, Wk21

We are taking a look at Family Mart's goodies this week for Conbini Monday. Each of the different convenience stores is tying hard to form its own brand image in customers minds, while at the same time they are all offering the same…

Conbini Monday Wk20

Some sweet treats and a magazine to read from this monday's edition. Looks like a gift has been scored from LOTTE Toppo as well. The LED light emits a secret message. Can you guess what it is? You can see the…

Conbini Monday Wk19

Rilakkuma is thick in the action for this weeks Conbini Monday. Looks like he now has his own burger, pancakes and apple pie. Won't be long before Rilakkuma will be on all Lawson products, or maybe before San-x make a takeover bid?…

Conbini Monday Wk18

After getting a temperature of almost 39c, I decided to send Rilakkuma out to pick up some supplies. Since we have a Typhoon coming in as well, the local convenience store seemed the perfect place to visit, not too far and lots of…

Conbini Monday Wk17

2 tasty treats for this weeks conbini monday, and a special Rilakkuma bottle top opener give-away from Lawson. Rilakkuma gets in other product side of conbinimonday this week as he is involved with Lawson to promote soft…

Conbini Monday Wk16

Summer is hot at the moment, and I had to decide whether to buy some drinks or ice-cream for this weeks Conbini Monday. Once I spotted the Diabolo Ginger Ale and then Pink Ginger Ale as well, it was an easy decision. And what…

Conbini Monday Wk15

I was stuck in hospital last week, so Conbini Monday was a no show. This week the series is back and Rilakkuma has been down to pick up some 'get well' snacks. First thing you want to do when you get out of the hospital is down some…

Conbini Monday Wk14

Calbee make some great potato chips and this weeks to pick is no exception. With the top left hand label mark saying "we introduce new interesting flavors every month", it looks like we could be seeing some good stuff coming up.…

Conbini Monday Wk13

Banana Diet was big with the ladies last year and ever since banana flavored products have been coming on to the market in an attempt to ride the trend and cash in on sales. This Asahi product in their Bakers Delight series was a set…

Conbini Monday Wk12

This weeks Conbini Monday is presented by Rilakkuma, Mameshiba and Jiji, the cat from Majo no Takkyubin (魔女の宅急便). Morinaga have two cornflake based products, the first flavored with strawberries, the other with orange and cacao. If…

Conbini Monday Wk11

I went down to the Disney convenience store to check out their supplies for this weeks Conbini Monday. They had a few special Disney goodies as well as the usual great conbini supplies. First up are some Disney specials produced by…

Conbini Monday Wk10

I played golf in Ibaraki-ken last week and stopped at a Sankus convenience store in the parking area at Ishioka. It was a hot day and most people were either crowding around the ice creams or the cold drinks. Here are some of the…

Conbini Monday Wk9

Following up on last weeks look at Mitsuya Cider, I found a new Premium product from them which is selling in a limited quantity set. The drink's unusual plum taste comes from being made of part domestic umeboshi. Seems like…

Conbini Monday, Wk8

Mitsuya Cider has been a well loved Japanese drink since Asahi first introduced it in 1884. Originating from Hyogo-ken from humble beginnings, its fresh sparkling taste conquered Japan and is also popular overseas. With such a long…

Conbini Monday Wk7

Rilakkuma did the shopping this week for Conbini Monday, and I can warn you now, he went wild!! Trendy Magazine, in their latest July 2009 edition, are highlighting a number of products that have become hit products in the first half…

Conbini Monday Wk6

What a long week in between Conbini Monday's. There are some interesting topics to look at in the convenience store arena at the moment. The law for selling drugs / medicines is set to change on June 1st, which will allow convenience…

Conbini Monday Wk5

I have about 7 convenience stores all within 3 minutes walk of my house. The Lawson is about 10 seconds away (too close to avoid visiting anytime of the day), then I have a Ministop, 7-11, Family Mart, another Lawson and 2 ampm's. It is…

Conbini Monday Wk4

In this weekly convenience store series, Conbini Monday, we are going to have a look at the inside of the Lawson store near my house. There is always plenty of choice on the shelves in the cold section, whether you want sandwiches,…

Conbini Monday Wk3

Following up the Spo-Vege drink from last week, I thought we would stay with the drinks and take a look at this interesting find that i saw sitting on the shelves last night. It is called Pudding Jake Shake, a drinkable version of…

Conbini Monday – Week 2

It's a bit quieter this week with Golden Week being in full swing. I didn't have to line up today at the convenience store which is unusual. The store is located under a juku (cram school) for kids and they are always buying snacks and…