Japanese convenience store operator Lawson Inc. will raise the prices of its beloved chicken nugget snack “Kara-age Kun” for the first time since it was introduced in 1986.

The price of the five-pack nuggets, sold in a paper envelope with a toothpick and a chicken illustration that’s instantly recognizable to anyone in the country, will increase 10% to ¥238 ($1.88), tax inclusive, from May 31, the company said in a statement Friday. Prices of some other fried and processed foods will also be increased about 6%, it said.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.