Japan imposed an 'exit tax' on people leaving country

  • Japan imposed an exit tax on people leaving country

Kyiv: Japan imposed a tax on people leaving the country, which concerns both tourists and the Japanese themselves. This is reported by the local media.

“From January 7, Japan introduces a new tax of 1,000 yen ($ 9.20) for those who leave the country by plane or ship. The tax will be tied to the cost of tickets for the plane or ship,” said in a statement.

It is known that the tax will apply to almost everyone. The only exception will be those who will make a temporary stop in Japan and leave it within 24 hours. Also, the tax does not apply to children under the age of two years, ambassadors of foreign states and government officials. People who arrived in the country before January 7 will also be exempt from tax.

It is noted that the new tax should bring about 50 billion yen to the country this year, which will be used to install devices for recognizing faces at airports to speed up migration procedures, expand services in foreign languages at tourist facilities in the country and so on.

We recall that the Japanese government expressed its intention next year to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, where the overwhelming majority are supporters of the complete cessation of hunting for marine mammals.

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