Convenience stores in Japan are models of efficiency, cleanliness, and quality products. The conbini, as they are called in Japan, offer a variety of hot and cold foods – as well as bentos and other dishes the cashiers will microwave for you.
JapanCulture•NYC loves Japanese conbini. The variety is almost overwhelming. If you’re hungry but in a hurry, go to the 7-11 and grab a boiled egg or an omusubi pack. You can also buy manga and other magazines, or just stand there and read them the way teenagers do when they’re on their way to school in the mornings.
You can even do your banking at 7-11 with their international ATMs.
7-11s are popping up all over New York City these days. While some people may not be happy about these convenience stores, JapanCulture•NYC doesn’t mind because the new 7-11s are looking more like their Japanese counterparts, with cleaner stores and even the triangular sandwiches. If we can get the same kind of customer service, we’ll be even happier . . .