Car plows convenience store in Aichi, injuring 5

A car crashed into the front of a convenience store in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday, injuring five people.

According to police, the accident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. TBS reported that the car, driven by a 75-year-old man, pulled into the parking lot of a Lawson store and ran into the glass entrance, injuring three people inside the store, the driver and his passenger.

The driver was quoted by police as saying he mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, TBS reported.

Konbini-on-wheels to launch across tsunami-hit Japan

Japans major convenience store operator Family Mart is this month launching a newly-developed fleet of mobile convenience store trucks to provide services across the northeast Tohoku region.

The new roving convenience store trucks have been designed to hold up to 300 individual food and household items, from bento box lunches and cup noodles to soft drinks and confectionary.

Customers will be able to walk into the mobile stores and pick up shopping in a space designed in the same style as its regular outlets, using identical baskets and shelving.

The new trucks are powered by propane gas and have been designed to preserve vegetables and other perishable items while traveling around the worst hit prefectures: Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi.

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