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Japan introduces departure tax before hosting two major sporting events

8 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Japan has introduced a departure tax this week as a prelude to hosting two major sporting events. Japan will host the Rugby World Cup this autumn followed by the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics next year.
The so-called “sayonara tax”, which is being added to airfares, is set at 1,000 Yen. The Japanese government said that the money raised will be used for improving infrastructure and promoting the destination around the world, including highlighting rural regions of Japan.
Japan has set plans to increase international tourism arrivals. It hopes to increase visitor numbers to 40 million in 2020...
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