Nov 3, 2015

Rumsfeld, Van Rompuy among thousands getting Japanese awards

The government this week will honor 3,964 of the country’s most distinguished citizens while also conferring orders on a record 89 foreigners from 38 nations, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, officials said Tuesday. Rumsfeld, 83, and former European Council President Herman ...

Oct 17, 2015

Japan mulls paperless receipts for duty-free after refund gripes

The Japan Tourism Agency is considering a paperless tax refund system for foreign visitors, informed sources said, following a surge in the number of tourists. Foreigners can obtain tax refunds at the shops where they purchase goods but are required to show customs officers ...