We previously reported that Japan Post would begin selling stamp sheets bearing the faces of popular idol group, AKB48. It’s being reported that once they were made available on November 8th, the influx of traffic caused the Japan Post homepage to crash.
Fans rushed to the site all at once in order to grab a sheet, as it was the first time that AKB48 stamps were ever produced. Those who were unlucky won’t have to mourn their loss for long, as new sheets will be made upon order.
The post office released the following statement in order to relieve some confusion, “You don’t need to use the website (to order the stamps). You can also apply for the stamps at your local post office until January 9, 2012.”