Comments on: China: the next frontier for konbini Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kurt Mon, 16 May 2011 08:58:59 +0000 not important, by why “konbeni” instead of “konbini”, which would be the romanized form of the Japanese (not matter which romanization system you would use)….This blog is not the only one using “konbeni” but you’re in the minority. is there an linguistic or etymological reason?