Hiroyuki Nishimura, 45, an entrepreneur and founder of the online bulletin board “2channel,” updated his Twitter page on March 15. He quoted from a Gadget Tsushin article titled “Canadian ‘I trusted Japanese 100% until I bought my first convenience store sandwich in Japan,'” and expressed his personal opinion.
In the article cited by Hiroyuki, ArmstrongSensei, a Canadian living in Japan, reveals his despair over a sandwich from a Japanese convenience store.
On his Twitter page, ArmstrongSensei explained with images that Japanese convenience store sandwiches look full of ingredients only on the surface, but there are almost no ingredients inside.
Such examples are not common overseas, and ArmstrongSensei was shocked to learn that “I trusted Japanese people 100% until I bought my first convenience store sandwich in Japan,” he lamented.
Convenience store bento boxes have been raised and onigiri rice balls have been reduced in size, so-called “stealth price hikes.
Japanese consumers have somehow become accustomed to these “stealth price hikes,” but the convenience store sandwiches that dishonestly advertised their generous portions seemed odd to foreign eyes.
ArmstrongSensei’s post went viral and currently has over 130,000 likes.
”I trusted Japanese people 100% until I bought my first convenience store sandwich in Japan.”
Quoting the same article on Twitter, Hiroyuki said, “Even major convenience stores don’t feel that cheating customers is a problem, and many Japanese people overlook it.” He then went on to point out, “I wonder if this is how the situation will deteriorate little by little…” He then went on to develop his own theory.
I sometimes buy sandwiches at convenience stores, but I thought the contents were just like that. But it is different in other countries, isn’t it?