WaPo has a great article about Japanese convenience stores, where
you can buy fresh sushi and carbon offsets, pay income tax and change diapers, book airplane tickets and sip vodka coolers. There’s hot soup, cold beer, fresh bread, clean toilets, french fries, earwax remover, spotless floors, and a broadband-empowered machine that will order home appliances, book concert tickets and sign you up for driver’s ed.
At a Lawson’s in Yokohama, you can apparently
drop off luggage for the bullet train and park a stroller beside the bar that abuts the toddler play area.
“For mothers to maybe have a sip of alcohol while children play is, I think, welcome,” said Kazuo Kimera, a spokesman for Lawson Inc.
Think they let mothers have a sip of alcohol while they work the cash registers? …is what I’m wondering.