Japan wants to introduce the “sayonara” tax for tourists

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In the face of a public debt equivalent to 250 percent of GDP, the Japanese government is desperately looking for new funding sources for its programs.

 

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This would be enforced with the fiscal year 2019 for all people leaving the country, whether they are Japanese citizens or foreign tourists.

According to government sources quoted by Asahi, it would be a charge of 1,000 yen, 7,5 euro.

 The Japanese state hopes to get at least 40 billion yen (300 million euros) each year from the new tax.
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