Good news for Tokyo office workers who are feeling peckish but can’t escape on a conbini run. Office Glico (www.ezaki-glico.net), an offshoot of the snack maker best known for its Pocky brand, is satisfying their cravings with the Refresh Box. This plastic container takes up just a B5-paper-size worth of desk space, but is stocked with 10 varieties of goodies, all costing just a mere 100 yen.
There are no service, maintenance or equipment fees, and Glico staff stop by once a week to restock the shelves (with new items). Other options include the Ice Refresh Box (which adds a freezer for ice cream) and the Three Temperature Refresh Box (which throws in a fridge for good measure). The service is available in all 23 wards, plus Kawasaki, Yokohama, Chiba, Saitama and various areas nationwide. (Metropolis)© Japan Today