It’s not easy to buy masks here in Japan, at the moment.
For a culture where it’s normal for many to wear a surgical mask when you only have a cold, being unable to find a mask at this time is a hassle. Masks are out of stock in Japan right now.
At the moment, shoppers are greeted with the same, `Sorry, we don’t have any masks in stock’ messages.
Here are just a few examples: Thanks KSan for the photos.
The same could be said for boxes of tissues and toilet rolls. too. Although, stores have begun to restock their shelves with those items recently.