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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…

Disney Conbini

If you thought all convenience stores in Japan were the same, branded as a Lawson, 7 Eleven, ampm or other type, then you need to take a closer look at the convenience store at Maihama in the new Disneyland Hotel. At first glance it…

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…