Given how much they have seen, it’s fascinating to see their take on new places. They just went to Japan for the first time, and they’ve posted a list of things that stood out, that made Japan quirky and different. These are the comparison points that make the world fascinating, so I wanted to share here.
From the list:
"3. The konbini, the Japanese convenience store.
The konbini is the Japanese incarnation of the convenience store. From the outside, one might appear ordinary, but in Japan there’s something different.Portable food, hand-packed and replenished multiple times a day. Onigiri, triangular rice parcels, bento boxes and an entire wall devoted to energy drinks. There’s even a section for plastic-wrapped white button down shirts for the salaryman who didn’t make it home from last night’s business-and-beer bender.
Japanese people spend a lot of time at work and on the go. Konbinis, their stores of convenience, fuel them.”