So, what does it say about Japanese society that five years ago the toy store shelves were filled with make-your-own squid ink popcorn, fancy jello desserts and sushi rolls that look like Anpan Man, but now the big seller is “Let’s pretend we work at MosBurger”?
This is the traditional version of “I want to work at McDonalds” – the fast food (conveyor belt) sushi shop. This toy even comes with a uniform for your favorite doll, a take-out box for customers on the go, and a “bullet train” dish for the kiddy meals!
Now this one I can understand. Even I want to work at a place where I can be surrounded by donuts all day. •
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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had