I've been to the Daiso Japan in Daly City and wasn't impressed, but I gave it another chance at the Union City one. The store has lots of stuff, things you don't really need but it's so cheap that what the heck..just get it. So many aisles of stuff.
After work went here after dinner to check it out.
I picked up on 8/22/07:
2 bags of Meito lemon candy - a worker there said they are good $1.5ea
Kabaya strawberry filled candy $1.5
a striped pouch $1.5
a Japanese handbag-style mat $3
2 cushions @ $3 ea
a straw mat $1.5
Ion portable brush $1.5
They did have Japanese toothbrushes, combs, ear picks. Funniest thing I didn't buy: Portable Toilet bags. Not much food items: mostly Japanese crackers, cookies, some bagged candies. Household stuff. Everything $1.5 and up.
My total $19.18
No Returns or Exchanges. Credit cards taken. The cashier even bagged my stuff and was very pleasant.
1785 Decoto Rd, Union City, CA 94587