Sazae-san statues face the tax man

Jun 13, 2013

Sazae-san statues face the tax man

by Mizuho Aoki

A merchant group in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward may have to pay some ¥9.8 million in taxes over the next 45 years for bronze statues of characters from the beloved comic strip “Sazae-san” that they installed to promote their district. The Sakurashinmachi Shotengai Shinko Kumiai ...