It is reported in today's Nikkei Newspaper (p. 9) that this warm winter phenomenon is impacting the consumption pattern in Japan. While theme parks are popular and such items as ice cream and citrus fruit are sellig well, skiing spots are deserted and hot meals such as oden and nabemono are not selling these days. Needless to say, energy consumption is down significantly, so that electricity, gas and oil are in oversupply and are being exported whenever possible. Overall these changes, along with low income growth, may be contributing to stagnant consumption for the average household in Japan. Too much of "good" weather is a bad thing for the economy.