Japanese Consumers Prepare For Tax Hike

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Shoppers rush to buy before the eight percent consumption tax is... News PhotoBusiness,Buying,Consumerism,Customer,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Japan,Percentage Sign,Politics,Sale,Shopping,Store,Tax,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2014 The Asahi ShimbunTOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 31: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Shoppers rush to buy before the eight percent consumption tax is applied at discount store Don Quijote Nakameguro on March 31, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan raises consumption tax from 5 to 8 percent on April 1, and possibly to 10 percent in October 2015, despite market concerns about a slowing of the economic recovery. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)