Picture: Japanese Instant Noodle meal
"There is mounting public frustration about rising prices partly caused by the plunging value of the yen against the US dollar....Japanese consumers are struggling...consumers account for nearly two-thirds of the nation's gross domestic product, and many feel vulnerable"
Source: Japan rings the yen alarm, claiming the pace of decline has been too quick
By Mitsuru Obe
The Wall Street Journal
The Weekend Australian
November 22-23rd, 2014, page 28