Which convenience store is best and why? That’s the question we try and answer in celebration of convenience stores, which have proved themselves more essential than ever during Japan’s state of emergency. Newspick’s Yuzuha Oka and The Japan Times’ Chris Russell, Joel Tansey and Oscar Boyd discuss.
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