Japan might be under a state of emergency, but the only emergency these customers are worried about is not catching limited-edition Pokémon fashion.
So when the GU Pokémon range arrived in stores last week, queues formed at branches around the country well before opening time.
At least one store appeared to have some coronavirus countermeasures in place, limiting entry to 20 people at a time.
“People were mad when they saw customers lining up outside pachinko parlours during the state of emergency, but this is just as bad.”
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