Source: Starbucks Japan Large lines form for last order as Starbucks closes 850 stores across Japan 2020-04-14 Tue 2020-04-14 Tue Following a state of emergency declared by the Japanese government and pressure from prefectural authorities, Starbucks Japan has understandably decided to close 850 of their stores across the country as a countermeasure to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While the store shutdowns were put in place on April 9th, a few pictures Japanese Twitter user @iiiikasu recently shared photos of people lining up outside closing Starbucks locations before store hours, hoping to get in their last order for a while. "Starbucks are closing down today, so last night a bunch of people lined up to go there. Do they understand why they are closing down? lol" スタバが今日から休みということで、昨晩、多くのスタバに行列が。並んでいる人、なんで休業するか、意味わかってるのかな？笑 pic.twitter.com/Pt3BNWlUJD— 医カス (@iiiikasu) April 9, 2020 The photos have drawn the ire of many online, particularly those concerned that failures to adhere to social distancing orders will only prolong the state of emergency and endanger others. By - Big Neko. Tags: coronavirus / COVID-19 / Starbucks / Twitter grape Japan Food Large lines form for last order as Starbucks closes 850 stores across Japan Related Article Giant Pro-Wrestling Panda Terrorizes Japanese Mascot World “Muscle nipple sumo wrestling” plays out exactly how you would expect Supermarket Employee Makes Crabs Float In Awesome Magic Performance Hiroshima Art Museum Has To Turn Away Curious Cats During Feline Art Exhibits This Shiba Inu Walking On Owner’s Feet Like Stilts Is All The Cuteness You’ll Need Today How Many Toy Mice Does It Take To Wake Up A Sleepy Cat? This Person Might Not Have Enough To Answer!