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 ...

Aug 19, 2016

Japan to boost tourist info bases to better serve overseas visitors

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to increase tourist information bases across the country, aiming to improve services for visitors from abroad, informed sources told Jiji Press on Thursday. The agency will approve the establishment of new bases similar to the official tourist information centers ...

Agency names beauty pageant contestants as Japan tourism envoys

Oct 28, 2015

Agency names beauty pageant contestants as Japan tourism envoys

The Japan Tourism Agency on Tuesday appointed contestants from 72 countries and regions in this year’s Miss International Beauty Pageant slated for Nov. 5 in Tokyo as special ambassadors for tourism in Japan. The agency hopes that the contestants will disseminate information about Japan’s ...