I think everybody knows the clothing store H&M. Well, I have known it ever since I was a child and I still really like shopping there. Every time I visit the Netherlands, I go on a small shopping spree there. In Japan H&M is still very new. The first Japanese store opened in 2008 in Tokyo and two weeks ago Osaka’s first H&M opened.
But forget about having a quick browse through the store, because in true Japanese style you’ll have to wait in line for a long time before you’re allowed inside. People line up outside next to the store and special queueing cops escort the patient customers to the entrance when it is finally their time to spend money. No thanks.