Passengers at Kansai International Airport on January 7. Photo: Kyodo

Thinking of visiting Japan? From today, there’ll be a tax to pay whenever you leave the country

  • The government estimates it will make 50 billion yen (US$462 million) from the tax, which it wants to use to improve tourism infrastructure
  • More than 30 million foreigners visited the country in 2018 – a record figure that Tokyo aims to boost to 40 million by 2020
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Passengers at Kansai International Airport on January 7. Photo: Kyodo
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