• To boost tourism, Japan launches departure tax!

    6 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    On Monday, Japan started collecting departure tax of 1,000 yen from individual travelers exiting the country.
    The new departure tax is valid to those exiting Japan either by airplane or ship, as infants below two years age and those transiting within 24 hours are excused.
    In April last year, the tax follows legislation was passed and is targeted at creating new revenue streams that will facilitate in improving travel services, along with providing travelers with good access to information in terms of traveling in Japan to enhance visitors' satisfaction and encourage tourism, particularly...
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  • Will Japan's new tourist tax make visitors feel more welcome?

    Will Japan's new tourist tax make visitors feel more welcome?

    6 monthes ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Japan wants to make your next visit smoother, starting with a new tourist tax aimed at creating “a more comfortable, stress-free tourist environment,” a government statement says. The tax that went into effect Monday charges international travelers 1,000 yen, or $9.19, when they leave the country. ...
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