Coronavirus fuels toilet paper panic buying | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

News of toilet paper shortages in Hong Kong and Singapore seem to be
fueling this anxiety. And some people are speculating that Japan will soon be unable to secure the raw material needed for paper production, if China’s economy remains inactive for much longer.

But Japanese producers have been quick to say these
fears are baseless. On Monday, the Association of Paper Manufacturers
issued a statement saying that 98 percent of the country’s toilet paper is made domestically and that there is currently no shortage in supplies.