A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock
A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock

Tokyo Olympics: for foreigners covering the Games, Japan’s ‘konbini’ are love at first bite

  • The 24-hour convenience stores, which boast a wide array of food and services, have won the hearts and stomachs of hungry overseas correspondents
  • Their enthusiastic coverage of meals and snacks has received a rapt response on social media, and sparked pride in knowing Japanese nationals

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock
A FamilyMart convenience store, the second largest chain in Japan, under Mount Fuji Photo: Shutterstock
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