It has raised the bars for all the convenience stores that exist in the universe. It really does live up to its name because it is indeed CONVENIENT. You can find everything there, from delicious fresh food, fresh coffee, ATM machines, and even a printing and copy machines!
Japan has more 7-Eleven locations than anywhere else in the world, where they often bear the name of its holding company Seven & i Holdings. Of the 71,000 stores around the globe, 21,215 stores (nearly 30% of global stores) are in Japan, with 2,824 stores in Tokyo alone.
7-Eleven Was the First Convenience Store to Stay Open 24 Hours. 7-Eleven is home to a number of notable worldwide firsts. Not only was it the first convenience store to stay open 24 hours, it was also the first convenience store to sell gas, as well as the first to offer ATMs.
The first 7-Eleven store in Viet Nam opens in 2017, making Viet Nam the 19th country to host the world's largest convenience store chain. Seven System Viet Nam (SSV) is the Master Franchisee of the 7-Eleven convenience store system in Viet Nam, based in Ho Chi Minh City.
Seven is a lucky number in Japan largely because of its significance in Buddhism. Additionally, seven is used with the Seven Gods of Luck (七福神). Eight is a less popular yet still lucky number. In Japan, fans are a sign of wealth and prosperity, because it spreads from narrow to broad, meant to reflect wealth.
Due to increased efficiency and corporations' ability to keep up with changes in the international trading stage, Japan was able to provide goods that were in the most demand, increasing exports and thus real economic growth.
Basic numbering in Japanese
|1||一||ichi / いち|
|2||二||ni / に|
|3||三||san / さん|
|4||四||shi / し|
Japan. Japan has more 7-Eleven locations than anywhere else in the world, where they often have the title of its current holding company "Seven & I Holdings". Of the 58,389 stores around the globe, 18,249 stores (31 percent of global stores) are in Japan, with 2,246 stores in Tokyo alone.
Slurpee is 7-Eleven's brand, trademarked and all, but the actual invention of the icy, sugary treat traces back to 1950s Kansas and a Dairy Queen owner named Omar Knedlik. Knedlik, the story goes, had a broken soda fountain, so he put bottles of the soda in a freezer to cool them off.
Last combat unit departs Vietnam ending the ground war August 11, 1972. The last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America's direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end.
In Vietnamese culture, numbers like 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 are thought of as lucky numbers. Particularly number 8, because the Chinese pronunciation of it sounds like the word “Phat” in meaning “wealth, prosperity”.
Number 9 is also not favored. The pronunciation of 9 is KU which means suffering. On the contrary, number 13, an unlucky number here in the states, meant nothing to Japanese people until the movie Friday the 13th came out. Now, like Americans, Japanese people are not a big fan of number 13 either.
Traditionally, 4 is unlucky because it is sometimes pronounced shi, which is the word for death. Sometimes levels or rooms with 4 don't exist in hospitals or hotels. Particularly in the maternity section of a hospital, the room number 43 is avoided because it can literally mean "stillbirth".
Supply chain issues, rising labor costs, and political issues have highlighted problems with Japan's reliance on China as a base for its manufacturing investments. With a low birthrate and aging population, Japan's social security system is under strain and is suffering from labor shortages.
The low cost of imported technology allowed for rapid industrial growth. Productivity was greatly improved through new equipment, management, and standardization. MITI gained the ability to regulate all imports with the abolition of the Economic Stabilization Board and the Foreign Exchange Control Board in August 1952.
As for zero, the Japanese word is 零 (rei), but it's more common to say it like in English. ゼロ (zero) is most often used, or まる (maru) which means “circle” and is like saying “oh” in English instead of zero.
The obvious reason that 7-Eleven became such a phenomenon in Asia (With over 1,000 stores in Hong Kong, 7,500 stores in Thailand, 5,000 stores in Taiwan, and over 15,000 in Japan) is, as its name suggests, convenience. However, 7-Eleven was not a viral sensation at first.
EAST QUOGUE: It's a little known fact that the 7-Eleven in East Quogue is the busiest in the country. Located at 397 Montauk Highway, the 24-hour convenience store is your one-stop-shop for everday essentials: chips, pretzels, beer and, of course, Slurpees.
The daily added sugar intake recommended for an adult by the World Health Organisation is six teaspoons — meaning the slurpee has more than eight days worth of sugar. 7-Eleven's Slurpee Creamy Soda Mega came in as the second most sugary frozen drink, with 37 teaspoons.
As it turns out, Winnipeggers drink the most Slurpees each year of any city—not just in Canada, but in the entire world.
Vietnam is now considered to be a potential ally of the United States, especially in the geopolitical context of the territorial disputes in the South China Sea and in the containment of Chinese expansionism.
The US army had superior conventional weapons but they were ineffective against a country that was not industrialized and an army which employed guerrilla tactics and used the dense jungle as cover.
This symbolises prosperity and wealth coming into the building. Numbers: The Vietnamese believe the number 9 brings luck. 8 is also considered lucky. The 1 and 8 of 18, adding up to 9, are considered auspicious.
In Vietnam, 4 is generally seen as an unlucky number, while 6 and 8 are lucky numbers. The reason is their similar pronunciation to words like “death” (tứ/tử), “money” (lục/lộc) or “development” (bát/phát) in the old Sino-Vietnamese language.
While in Mandarin-speaking regions in China, 14 and 74 are considered more unlucky than the individual 4, because 14 (十四, pinyin: shí sì) sounds like "is dead" (是死, pinyin: shì sǐ) and because in some forms of the language, 1 is pronounced (yao) which sounds like (yào 要), which means will be, when combined, it sounds …