I think I'm the last one to write about Krispy Kreme in Tokyo.
This pic was taken at Akasaka where Krispy Kreme were handing out boxes of free doughnuts - needless to say that the queue went on as far as the eye could see.
But when the Japanese are not queuing up for free doughnuts, they are queuing up for doughnuts that they pay for - specifically at the Krispy Kreme in Shinjuku. If you look at the video below, you can see that they need a guard at the end of the queue holding up the "Saikoubi" or "end of queue" sign with a guard at the front of the queue to make sure everybody keeps their place.
While there are other doughnut names in Japan such as Mr Doughnut and Doughnut Plant, Krispy Kreme seems to be the brand that everybody wants - I probably should try some to find out why but not too keen on lining up 2 hours and 20 mins for one...
Doughnuts a popular snack in your region?
Some pics of the queues at Krispy Kremes by Hector and Roy.