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inconvenient convenience stores

There was a time in Japan when convenience stores were highly convenient.

However, in recent months it seems that many stores have decided to forego the sale of traditional items like milk and magazines, in favour of less likely products such as oxygen cans, piano tuners and window frames.

The oxygen cans are selling like hot cakes, helping to calm the nerves of the disgruntled shopper who had been hoping to buy nothing more than a convenient beer, but instead finds in its place a selection of dog umbrellas.

Get some cherry blossom oxygen into your system.

The oxygen cans come in a variety of nice colours.

Simply stick it on your face and breathe (in).

Well, at least you can still grab a coffee.......sort of.......

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On Sunday, 26 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Coffee-flavoured oxygen? Why wasn't this marketed in the UK whilst I was doing my finals?  

On Tuesday, 28 August, 2007, Blogger owenandbenjamin said:

I wonder when they will start selling carburators, tubas, refrigerators and life insurance?  

On Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I found it highly convenient to be able to buy a piano tuner round the local corner Seven Eleven. I am having problems getting rid of him now, though. It seems the local council won't pick him up as sodai gomi...  

On Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do japanese really use flavored oxygen, in public and all?  

On Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw a woman in a coffee shop trying it. But may be more popular in the privacy of the house....where no one can see.  

On Wednesday, 29 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even more interesting is the fact that foreigners in many parts of the country have to go to the convenient store to purchase tickets to pay for their visas.  

On Thursday, 30 August, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice to meet you.
Myfriend was buying Sanso sui(oxygen water?).
he said "sanso te hayatteru yone".
May be, oxygen is in fashion in japanese.
I don't know why.
I 'll see again for studing English.  

On Thursday, 30 August, 2007, Blogger Citizen_Stu said:

Do they have the city car fumes oxygen? We get that for free over here.  

On Friday, 31 August, 2007, Blogger N said:


Could not find your email address anywhere.
I have chosen to recommend your blog in my blog, as part as blogday2007.

My blog is in Hebrew, but the specific post for blogday2007 is bilingual.

(henna gaijin)  

On Monday, 03 September, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog is funny!!! Keep it comming, Sir. I read your all previous posts as well.  

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