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Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

Aug 21, 2016

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday. The agency will call for ...

Hiroshima commemorates second anniversary of deadly mudslides

Aug 20, 2016

Hiroshima commemorates second anniversary of deadly mudslides

A memorial service commemorating the second anniversary of landslides that claimed the lives of 77 people was held in the city of Hiroshima on Saturday. At the ceremony jointly hosted by the city and the Hiroshima Prefectural Government in the ward of Asaminami, one ...

Tokyo governor vows to make 2020 games sustainable event

Aug 20, 2016

Tokyo governor vows to make 2020 games sustainable event

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday that she aims to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics not just a one-time sporting competition — but a sustainable event. Great importance needs to be given to effectively using Olympic facilities even after the Games, Koike told a ...