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Conbini Cabaret

Conbini Cabaret: Summer 2017

Remember this post about Limited Edition Conbini Candy? I’m happy to report that several years on, Japan is just as obsessed with Limited Edition Candy as it was before. Here’s a summer 2017 snippet of some seasonal sweets on Japan’s conbini shelves - some super,...

Japan's Kit Kat Kraze

When something takes off in Japan, it gets huge. For a hot minute. People have no qualms with waiting in a long line for hours, out in the butt-ass cold, to get their hands on the newest HOT food trend from abroad...

Conbini Cabaret

Conbini Cabaret: Gentei Candy, LTD

A few weeks ago, one of my professors went off on a tangent while lecturing: “I was looking through a text book which read, ‘Japanese are nature-loving people.’ As if other people don’t love nature! I don’t know where you’re from, but many places also...

U-Mart Conbini @ Umami Mart

It all started out so innocently, like any of Yoko's casual ideas: "Why don't we add a konbini to the back of the store???" A konbini inside Umami Mart?!?!?! This will go onto the wall of Genius Yoko Ideas, on par with:...