Seven Eleven | Largest convenience store chain in Japan, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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  • What is ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan
  • History of ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan
  • Services by ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan
  • Brief comment by webmaster
This page is to help the people :

  • Who like Japan !
  • Who are interested in Japanese culture
  • Who want to enjoy staying in Japan !

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan

You may get knowledge of ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan, as well as Japanese have, after reading of this article. Have fun !


SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.

What is ‘Seven Eleven’

‘Seven-Eleven’ is the largest convenience store-chain which is more than 20,000 stores in Japan. They spend large advertising cost, we can see, hear name of Seven-Eleven almost everyday. The colorful signboard with number 7 is the trademark of this brand.

Bits of knowledge about ‘Seven Eleven’

  • Convenience store, 24/7 opening
  • More than 20,000 stores in Japan
  • Green, Orange, Red with 7 is the trademark
  • No.1 share in industry of convenience stores
  • Operated by 7 & i holdings as No.2 retailer in Japan

‘Seven Eleven’ is almost everywhere in Japan !

History of ‘Seven Eleven’

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The brand, itself is originally in USA. With license agreement with US company, first Seven-Eleven in Japan was opened in Toyosu in Tokyo in 1974. With successfully development in Japan, Seven Eleven Japan acquires US company in 2005.

History of Seven Eleven

  • 1974 First Seven Eleven opened in Tokyo
  • 1976 Number of store over 100
  • 1980 Number of stores over 1,000
  • 1993 Number of stores over 5,000
  • 2003 Number of stores over 10,000
  • 2005 Acquired US company
  • 2018 Number of stores over 20,000

‘Seven Eleven’ is sharply developing during 50 years !

Various services by ‘Seven Eleven’

‘Seven-Eleven’, as founder of convenience store, is a great innovator in retail business. They started to install Automatic Teller Machine, copying machine in the stores, to serve coffee with machines, etc. They’re always looking for the opportunity to start new business.

Challenges in Japan by ‘Seven Eleven’

  • 7/24 opening
  • Private Brand ‘Seven premium’
  • Set ATM and start ‘Seven-Bank’
  • Issuance of electronic money card ‘nanaco’
  • Selling ‘Oden’ as traditional winter food in Japan

‘Seven Eleven’ change life of Japanese with their services !


In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows

What is ‘Seven Eleven’ in Japan

  • Largest convenience store chain in Japan
  • Established in 1974
  • 7/24 open, more than 20,000 stores in Japan
  • Various services available, ATM, Coffee Machines, Oden, etc


That’s all today.
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Seven-Eleven is basically opening 24 hours 365 days in Japan. And there are more than 20,000 stores which we can see almost every city in Japan. It’s very rare to see people who never go to Seven-Eleven in one’s life in Japan.


Thank you very much for your reading today and see you again !