FamilyMart, Circle K Sunkus Christmas Chicken

FamilyMart (ファミリーマート Famirīmāto) is a Japanese convenience store franchise chain first opened in Japan on September 1, 1981. FamilyMart is Japan’s 2nd largest convenience store chain, behind 7-Eleven. All of the usual Japanese convenience store goods such as basic grocery items, magazines, manga, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks like sake, nikuman, fried chicken, onigiri, and bento are available.

Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.

Circle K Sunkus (サークルKサンクス Sākuru K Sankusu) is a chain of company-operated and franchised convenience stores in Japan. The company is a division of UNY Co., Ltd., which licensed the Circle K name from Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Canadian convenience store company that owns the Circle K brand. On September 1, 2016, all Circle K Sunkus stores have been renamed to FamilyMart as the result of the FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. merge.

Countries such as Japan, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, such as gift-giving, decorations, and Christmas trees.

A successful advertising campaign in the 1970s made eating at KFC around Christmas a national custom. Its chicken meals are so popular during the season that stores take reservations months in advance.

James Brown gets up for Miso Cup Noodle

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader.

“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” is a song recorded by James Brown with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals. Released as a two-part single in 1970, it was a no. 2 R&B hit and reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The average Japanese person eats 40 packs of instant noodles per year.

Typically, miso is salty, but its flavor and aroma depend on various factors in the ingredients and fermentation process.

Nissin Foods have been criticized for using palm oil suppliers responsible for the destruction of rainforests, peatlands and abuse of human and labor rights.

Rina Aizawa Celebrates Unagi Pie’s 50th Anniversary

Unagi (うなぎ) is the Japanese word for freshwater eel, especially the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica (nihon unagi 日本鰻). A kind of sweet biscuit called unagi pie made with powdered unagi also exists.

Rina Aizawa (逢沢 りな Aizawa Rina, born July 28, 1991) is a Japanese actress and gravure idol signed under Box Corporation. She debuted in 2008 in the TV Asahi’s tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger as Saki Rōyama/Go-on Yellow.

うなぎパイは、有限会社春華堂が販売する、うなぎパウダー(ウナギの骨で取った出し汁を粉末にしたもの)をパイ生地に練りこんで焼いた洋菓子で、同社の登録商標(第2719548号ほか)である。

“Unagi Pie is a registered trademark (#2719548 and others) of Junkado Ltd. for its baked confection containing unagi powder.”

有限会社春華堂(しゅんかどう)は、静岡県浜松市中区にある菓子製造会社である。

“Junkado Ltd. is a Hamamatsu, Shizoka Prefecture based confectionery manufacturing company.”