Gasoline price rise has ripple effect on so many aspects.
The local people-Japanese also feel the burden reflected by the increase.
I heard NHK interview session, the hit of the rised price have burdened them, esp the old people that drive car.( I assume that it might lessen their budget while pension income not increase) Some of the interviewees also said that they have to cut their household budget, some of them proposed eliminating of like one-time eating.
I dunno if you who live in Japan have noticed the difference of price.
I myself noticed that the goods’ price is rising. Esp the bread, it rise up to 10%-20%.
The same thing with the rice.. Wow..
But, if only you can still catch up for the half-price, or at least 20% disc before the shop’s closing time, then it’s quite help to balance the cashflow. ^^