Eating Up Japan

Why I Can’t Stay Away from 7–Eleven, Lawson, and Family Mart

Japanese convenience store snacks keep me going back for more

Hot Dogs at 7–Eleven, Photo by Pauline Baldwin

In the US, 7–Eleven offers slushies and sad-looking chicken, but in Japan, convenience stores have just about everything you could want. — Becky Saunders,



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Master Inventor and AI Architect. Grew up in Japan, World Traveler. Former Navy Linguist. Interests include Music, Writing, Tech, Travel, and a Better World.