Circle K Sunkus

Circle K Sunkus

Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd
Type convenience store
(TYO: 3337)
Industry Retail (Convenience stores)
Founded Tokyo, Japan (2001)
Headquarters 20-1 Shiohama 2, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Motohiko Nakamura, President
Revenue -
Employees 1,759 (2010)
Parent UNY Co., Ltd.
Circle K Karasuma-Butsukouji store.
SUNKUS Hachinohe-Chibagakuenmae store.

Circle K Sunkus (サークルKサンクス Sākuru K Sankusu?) is a chain of company-operated and franchised convenience stores in Japan. The company is a division of UNY Co., Ltd., which licensed the Circle K name from Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Canadian convenience store company that owns the Circle K brand.

The typical Japanese convenience store goods such as magazines, manga, soft drinks, contraceptives, onigiri and bento are available.


Sunkus and Circle K Japan formed an equity and business alliance in October of 1998.

The franchiser, Sunkus & Associates Inc. officially merged with Circle K Japan Co., Ltd. as of the September 1, 2004 fiscal year and is now officially Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd (株式会社サークルKサンクス). The two brands remain separate - convenience stores owned by the company either have a Sunkus sign or a Circle K sign.


The word "Sunkus" is a combination of the words "Sun" and "Thanks," [1] meant to be pronounced as the Japanese interpret the word "Thanks," and its logo is a combination of the words "Sun", "Kids", and "Us".

Derivation of the Sunkus logo

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