Tokyo Station was overwhelmed by thousands of visitors on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of its opening on Dec 20, 1914.
The station had advertised that it would be selling 15,000 commemorative Suica IC cards to mark the centenary. However, nearly 10,000 people showed up to buy the limited-edition cards by 10 a.m., causing chaos at the station, TBS reported. Station officials were forced to stop selling the cards, with 7,000 left, causing many people to become angry.
Meanwhile, NHK reported that in the afternoon, many of the Suica cards showed up on auction sites at exorbitant prices.© Japan Today