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Japan to introduce new departure tax for visitors
    2018-04-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

JAPAN’S upper house of parliament Wednesday passed a legislation requiring visitors to pay departure tax when they leave Japan next year.

Under the new legislation, visitors, with the exception of infants aged under two years old and those transiting within 24 hours, will be required to pay 1,000 yen (US$9 dollars) upon departing Japan.

The new departure tax, slated to be introduced Jan. 7, 2019, will be applicable to those departing Japan by airplane or ship.

Revenue generated from the new tax will be directed to the building of facilities and infrastructure to cope with the increasing numbers of tourists expected to visit Japan in the run up to and after the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020.

Government officials in Tokyo expect the income from the new tax will amount to some 6 billion yen between January and March 2019, and a prior legislation had been passed to ensure all revenue generated is allocated for projects related to tourism.

Japan, while enjoying an economic uptick, is still mired in deflationary pressure and has been increasingly looking towards its tourism industry to boost its economy. (Xinhua)

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