¥1,000 departure tax in pipeline to bolster tourism

Business Sep 27, 2017

¥1,000 departure tax in pipeline to bolster tourism

The government is considering charging a ¥1,000 departure tax on all people to secure funding for tourism infrastructure and promotion, according to informed sources. The new tax will likely be imposed on both Japanese and non-Japanese people to ensure fairness, the sources said. Similar levies ...

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Soccer Jun 17, 2017

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The newspaper said its story was based on a reliable source and ...

Business May 29, 2017

Japan, Iceland reach basic agreement on tax convention

Japan and Iceland have agreed in principle to sign a convention aimed at eliminating international double taxation and preventing tax evasion, the Japanese Finance Ministry said Monday. The convention is hoping to boost mutual investment and encourage economic exchange, the ministry said. After signing, the convention ...

Wages rise, hours fall for part-time workers

Business Nov 25, 2016

Wages rise, hours fall for part-time workers

by James Mayger

Over the last 10 years, Japan's 14 million part-time workers cut their working hours by more than 6 percent. They now work about 4.5 hours a day. That's a blow to a country that's struggling with a declining population, and to a government seeking to ...