When Amazon’s hub locker unlocks and you need to go to a manga shop
In a series of bizarre developments, a hub locker lock in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro city center is now locked up.
The lockup was first reported by Japanese media outlet Nikkei Baku.
According to a report from The Japan Times, the lockup is now a locked zone.
Amazon Japan has been busy updating its lockers to handle the lockups, but it will take a while before users can access the locks.
“We are working hard to make it as fast as possible,” a representative for Amazon Japan told the Nikkeigu.
“We have a lot of projects we are working on.”
The lockups are meant to be used only for manga and anime, but there is no indication whether or not they’ll be able to be accessed in that context.
Users who are unable to access the lockers via the app are still able to buy manga and manga products from Amazon, but they’ll have to make a reservation and pay for their purchases.
Amazon is offering the lockouts for an additional 15,000 yen ($16.75).