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Tokyo pushes back on 'bizarre' death tax that deters expats

Business Nov 13, 2017

Tokyo pushes back on 'bizarre' death tax that deters expats

Considering a work stint in Japan? You'd better make it short, and you'd better stay alive. That's because the government subjects long-term foreign residents to inheritance tax of up to 55 percent on their worldwide assets — meaning heirs could be forced to give up ...