As you may have seen from news reports many convenience and grocery stores are getting emptied, but not in the sense of looting just in the sense of that people are starting to build up private storage of dry food, cans, water and the like.
I quit job early today as there was not much to do. The few people that could get to the office (roughly estimated about 10-15%) were not really in the mood for working it seemed.
When I got home Chie and I went to Tokyu Store to buy groceries and water. Though some groceries were still available like fresh food (fish, vegetables, meat) and frozen food shelves were dry food (noodles, pasta, rice) as well as cans and water were empty or almost empty.
Bread is another thing that seems to be difficult to get hold of. Shelves in Tokyu Store was empty as was the bakery that is located next to the grocery store.
I guess that it is a few reasons for this: i) consumption of these groceries has gone up because people feel uncertainty, ii) production may have gone done as people cannot get to work properly due to cyclic blackout which affects train transportation and, iii) transportation may not run on 100% capacity as people cannot get to work properly due to cyclic blackout which affects train transportation.