Now, Japanese citizens are in a “toilet paper crisis”.
Literally, some of the grocery stores in Japan are deficient in toilet paper.
Why does this happen?
Let me explain the reason behind it.
- 1 Toilet paper circumstances in Japan
- 2 The reason behind it: FALSE RUMOR
- 3 Reading Next
Toilet paper circumstances in Japan
The pictures of grocery stores in Japan
Some grocery stores in Japan no longer carry toilet paper at the moment.
— けい (@19v8SCrKnlnil9X) March 1, 2020
— 朝日新聞東京編集局コブク郎 (@asahi_tokyo) February 28, 2020
A long line waiting for purchasing toilet paper
Many people rushed into the local grocery store to get toilet paper.
The shop has a long line, and they are waiting to buy toilet paper.
— ちぇりー (@cherry_zukin) February 29, 2020
— なおきゅ (@Naok20852217) February 28, 2020
Someone steals a toilet paper from this toilet
Someone steals a toilet paper from this toilet.
— アヤメ@LIVE_RUNNER福岡、筋トレ民 (@shk_nm7) March 1, 2020
The bulletin says “DO NOT USE TOILET PAPER”.
According to the bulletin, the reason why the toilet paper is prohibited is “DUE TO THE CONTINUOUS STEALING OF TOILET PAPER”.
As always, scalpers are here
This kind of deficiency always benefits scalpers.
As I mentioned before in the article below, the facial masks are scalped at one of the Japanese online free markets.
This time, the same thing happens as shown below.
The reason behind it: FALSE RUMOR
Someone invented a false rumor
Someone invented a false rumor.
S/he posited that “Most toilet papers are made in China, thus toilet papers will vanish from Japanese stores”.
Now, all over the world including Japan are in a panic due to the coronavirus which was spread out from China.
This specific panic was abused by the person.
Actually, most toilet papers in Japan are made in Japan.
The suspect was identified on the web
The suspect who invented and posted the false rumor was identified on the web.
Many people accuse the person on Twitter.
The Internet is so dreadful nowadays.
You should check the articles below.
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