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Convenience stores are all over Japan in the same way that bingo halls are all over England. You can't take more than twenty paces in Osaka without stumbling across a Spar, for example.

However, yesterday I stumbled across a 'Hot' Spar. At first I couldn't work out why it wasn't just plain old Spar. Why hot? It was only when I entered that I realised.

These Hot Spars are so called because they have banished all air-conditioners from the premises. The average temperature of a Hot Spar is about 35C, which even on a hot day is exceptionally hot. It's all well and good to have these Hot Spars, especially for people who believe that air-conditioning is bad for the skin, but the chocolate bar that I bought had turned to liquid and so was hardly fit for consumption. Whatever next - Luke Warm Lawsons? Sultry Seven Elevens? Freezing Bloody Cold Family Marts? Probably not.

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On Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, Anonymous Gavin said:

No idea why, but I find it bizzarre seeing a Spar in Japan. In fact, that's the first one I've seen in a photo. I only knew they existed because of one of my and wife's Japanese friends from Osaka telling me about it, when she was studying in the UK.

So, these Hot Spar's ehh. I guess they are fully embracing the whole "Cool Biz" thing then.  



On Sunday, 26 June, 2005, Anonymous Brett said:

Actually, I think it's owned by a Tottenham fan who can't spell.  



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