The last time Japan raised consumption tax in 1997, it helped tip the economy back into recession. As part of his Abenomics plan, Shinzo Abe will lift the tax from 5 to 8 per cent on April 1. The FT's Jennifer Thompson talks to people in Tokyo's Hibiya district about what they think of the tax rise.
Filmed by Jennifer Thompson and Nobuko Juji. Produced and edited by Tom Griggs. Additional footage by Reuters.