Mar 2, 2015

Ex-urbanites to promote exodus to countryside

The internal affairs ministry will hold a meeting to showcase people who have left urban areas for the countryside via a public support system designed to revitalize rural areas. The event in Tokyo on March 8 is intended to raise the system’s profile and ...

Jul 16, 2013

Japan's hometown tax payment system comes under scrutiny

The internal affairs ministry will survey local governments about how they operate the so-called hometown tax payment system in hopes of boosting taxpayers’ donations to municipalities of their choice. The ministry will announce the results in August, officials said. Under the system introduced in ...