Japan eyes imposing departure tax ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics english.kyodonews.net

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 1 week ago

A Japan Tourism Agency panel on Thursday proposed imposing ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics a departure tax on people leaving the country.

An interim report submitted by the panel recommends that the tax be introduced by March 2020, and suggested an amount up to 1,000 yen ($8.8) per departing traveler.

0 | #13165 by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 1 week ago
Do I understand it correctly that you will have to pay additional 1000 yen just to be able to visit Japan? This does not sound like a good move in pursuit of attracting additional visitors.