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Supporting Likely Queues

Tokyo: queue

The place where you’re likely to find a queue first thing in the morning in the US is outside the phone operator store; in Japan outside a pachinko parlour.

This Tokyo suburb pachinko parlour entrance includes coffee for queueing punters, and a sign indicating: no uniformed school kids; no parents with young children – the child in the sign is wearinag a cap often worn by pre-schoolers; and no parents with babies.