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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 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 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 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…

Family Mart on Twitter

Family Mart announced last night that they are starting a Twitter account to promote their chain of convenience stores. They are the first convenience in Japan to begin using Twitter as a form of communication with their customers.…

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…

Dora Pudding

I tried this new Dora Pudding どらぷりん today that I picked up at the Family Mart. This is a mix between a dorayaki, azuki bean filled pancake, and purin, custard pudding. I was expecting pudding and azuki inside the pancake but was…

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…

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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 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…