Most Japanese convenience stores are operated by either 7-Eleven, FamilyMart or Lawson. Photo: Bloomberg

Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid severe labour shortages

  • The stores are an essential part of modern Japanese life, but the tightest labour market in more than 40 years is hurting franchise owners
  • Many say they work long hours themselves just to keep stores open 24 hours – a requirement in most franchise contracts
Topic |   Japan

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Most Japanese convenience stores are operated by either 7-Eleven, FamilyMart or Lawson. Photo: Bloomberg
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