This marks the start of a collaboration where we do coolsome stuff together. For starters, we get to go to their convenience stores and snap away at all the cool stuff they have lining the shelves.
Lawson is particularly strong in the Anime field and has done a load of collaboration with titles like Gintama, K-ON! and Madoka Magica.
The cute chicken that you see Mirai cuddling is Lawson's crispy chicken product called Karaage-kun [からあげクン] which they usually have by the counter.
In Japan its OK to have mascot characters of food ^^
Today we take a lookie at the Lawson located at Tokyo Big Sight's Kokusai Tenjijo Station [国際展示場駅]. After the ticket barriers, turn right and you should see a corridor leading to Lawson.
Entrance to Lawson. Soon you will see Mirai inside. SOON.
Time to go hunting!
Loads of Eye Scream.
"Please line up from this spot."
Menchikatsu and kara-age like these are cooked on the spot inside the store.
I love the tills which display ads while you wait for your stuff to be calculated up.
Just about everybody (no exaggeration) smokes in Japan - prices are probably the cheapest in the world.
Most restaurants don't have non-smoking sections - and even if they do it's usually right next to the smoking section which isn't even partitioned off ><
Not good for asthma sufferers like myself ><
Various types of payment accepted - cash, credit card, electronic money such as SUICA and PASMO too.
The 24-hour ATM offers various banking services. In the case that somebody attempts to rob you - just tell them to wait while you press the big red button.
Magazines in each store are tailored to age and gender of customers.
Whenever you buy something in a Japanese convenient store - the till girl or boy pushes a button that represents your estimated age and gender.
They use this info to better tailor products for the people who use that branch most often.
Looks like this store is popular with Pachinko players judging from the amount of Pachinko magazines.
Shelf dedicated to onigiri [おにぎり] rice balls.
Sandwiches are known as "Sando" [サンド] which is short for "Sandwich" - but some Japanese establishments write it in English as "Sand."
Variety of chilled noodles.
Many sweets n snacks like these wagashi [和菓子] available too.
Ton O soft drinks and beverages.
Soy sauce, soba soup, miso, ketchup, salt etc - basic ingredients needed in Japanese households.
More just-add-water food stuffs.
Chewing gum available in a pack or as a bottle.
Alcoholic beverages in the store include beer, happoshu [発泡酒], chuhai [チューハイ], nihonshu [日本酒] and more.
Me not a drinker though ^^
Spare T-shirts - for those lucky days when you spill milk over yourself.
More prepaid cards for iTunes, App Store and Nintendo.
Commodity for the ladies such as oil-absorbent paper, make-up remover and hair-ties.
And this is the station entrance. More from Lawson soon! If you have any requests then just drop them in the comments below.