That moment you realize you didn’t charge your phone the night before, but you're already out and need to charge it. When you're heading out to a picnic but forgot to bring a picnic sheet and disposable chopsticks. Those times you unexpectedly decide to spend the night at someone’s house but you didn’t bring your toothbrush/face wash/makeup. A SUDDEN MIDNIGHT CRAVING FOR CUSTARD PUDDING!! All of this can be solved at the convenience stores in Japan, where most places are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The majority of the products at these stores are food. Drinks, snacks, fancy desserts, ice cream, boxed lunches, onigiri (rice balls), alcohol, bread, and hot foods (French fries, fried chicken, etc). You can also find small portions of seasonings, such as mayonnaise, soy sauce, ketchup, and Tabasco. The most recent hit was their coffee, which is of good quality with a very reasonable price. But other than foods, products that would come in handy for emergencies,  such as phone chargers, first aid goods, picnic/outdoor goods, basic stationery, travel goods, diapers, and sanitary napkins are sold, too. Some places even sell pet food. On top of all this, many stores have ATMs, copy machines and ticketing service machines for concerts, museums, and events. Convenience stores are also drop-off spots for package shipping. You just fill out a form, pay the fee and drop off your box at the counter. Super easy.