Self-restraint set to affect post-quake Japanese economy
In Tokyo, the orders of one appetizer provider fell more than 90% from previous years, according to a report by Jiji Press. In Happo-en, a popular wedding venue in Tokyo, over 60 reservations have been postponed and at least three have been canceled. “Self-restraint” was cited as the primary reason for all cancellations and deferments, Jiji Press reported.
with the extensive coverage of the disaster zone, jishuku has become a way for people in Tokyo to express solidarity at a time of crisis [...] Jishuku is the easiest way to feel like you’re doing something, though perhaps there isn’t much thought put into how much these actions make a difference overall.