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 ...

Jun 10, 2016

Matsumoto Airport to open routes to three Asian destinations

Nagano Prefecture plans to start international flights at Matsumoto Airport, according to sources close to the matter. The prefectural government intends to open direct flights to East Asian destinations, such as China, South Korea and Taiwan. The prefecture also aims to increase domestic flights ...

Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...