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More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

May 7, 2018

More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

by Magdalena Osumi

The number of non-Japanese here relying on social welfare has grown significantly over the past decade, a labor ministry official said Monday, as the elderly in their ranks increase at a rapid pace. A monthly average of 47,058 households with at least one non-Japanese member ...

Japan adds sake to list of tax-free items for tourists

Oct 1, 2017

Japan adds sake to list of tax-free items for tourists

Foreign tourists now can buy sake and other alcoholic beverages tax-free at breweries and distilleries in Japan. Launched on Sunday, the tax-free program is expected to give a further boost to already brisk exports of sake and make tours to breweries, wineries and distillers more ...