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Miho Inada and Mayumi Negishi on WSJ’s JapanRealTime:

more than 500 people waited on lines stretching several blocks outside Apple’s store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza neighborhood.

They braved typhoons, waited and waited, all vying for the gold:

we took turns going out for food, going back home to take showers. I spent time sleeping out here, too, lying down on a cardboard box

In the words of DOCOMO’s President, Kaoru Kato:

So many customers told me how long they had waited” for DoCoMo to carry the iPhone … “It was enough to bring tears to my eyes.”

As he said himself a few weeks ago:

the Japanese love the iPhone. Maybe more than Americans .

 

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