Japanese people complain about South Korea for diverting their problem to something Japan did over 70 years ago. If you really think about it, Japanese government has increase the sales tax to 10% (when they have introduced it, they said it will never go up). But people are not talking about it because of the events like Work Cup Rugby, Changing the Emperor and Olympic next year.
Economy seems to be booming with a lot of tourists from oversea but the bottom line ... people are not getting richer. Only the Governemnt and companies working with Governemnt are getting richer.
Government is getting really good at reverting people's attention.