Japan’s consumer spending dropped in February but at a slower pace than expected as households scrambled for protective masks, toilet paper and main food in the context of a worsening coronavirus pandemic. bad. bad. Toilet Paper Cat 2020 the year when shit got real shirt But travel and leisure spending has dropped, government data showed on Tuesday, a household showed signs of cutting down on unnecessary purchases even before the travel ban and policies. scatter. Social effect in March.Analysts expect consumption from the pandemic to plummet in the coming months, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares a state of emergency on Tuesday that could cripple operations in major cities. including Tokyo, for a month. This pandemic is an unprecedented kind of economic crisis, causing an immediate blow to consumption and employment,” said Yasu da Yajima, chief economist at NLI Research Institute.