Patrick ST. Michel

For Patrick ST. Michel's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Every day is 'fry' day at Lawson

| Jan 20, 2015

Every day is "fry" day at Lawson

It’s a weird time to be a lover of french fries in Tokyo. On one hand, a string of fancy-pants stores are charging ¥600 for a handful of deep-fried spuds. On the other, you may find a tooth in an order at McDonald’s. Lawson ...

Pepsi's pink drink is a major dose of sweetness

| Jan 6, 2015

Pepsi's pink drink is a major dose of sweetness

Pepsi Japan’s seasonal cola specials, appearing on convenience store shelves for about a month or two at most, are always a viral hit. Past limited-edition flavors, such as Salty Watermelon and Red Bean, captured the Internet’s dual love of strange beverage concepts and “weird ...