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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…

Japanese Honesty

It is often talked about by visitors how clean and how honest they find the everyday Japanese. Business can get a bit murky sometimes, but out on the street there are a lot of good well meaning people around. Friends have told me about…

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…

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…

Lawson x Matsumoto Kiyoshi

Lawson convenience stores and Matsumoto Kiyoshi drug retailers have announced a tie-up to jointly make new stores selling both daily conveniences and over the counter medicines, as well as working on co-branded private label goods.…

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…

Post Office Conbini

A few years ago, with the postal service in Japan being scrutinized by politicians for privatization and everyone looking for ways to restructure the business operations, many local post offices were closed and the service of buying…

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…