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Shoppers start coping with higher sales tax
Tuesday's hike of the consumption tax to 8 percent saw mixed reactions in Tokyo and Osaka. While consumers in both cities seemed resigned to the increase, there was concern about the additional transportation and food costs. In Osaka, as in other ...
 Japan Times3 weeks ago
Japan hit BY sales tax hike as consumers tighten belts
Japan raised its consumption tax on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years from 5 to 8 per cent in a bid to deal with burgeoning social welfare costs while attempting to get the nation's fiscal house back in order. But the move, the first of its ...
 The Gulf Today3 weeks ago
Stars and Stripes
Japan tax hike to affect servicemember spending
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Living in Japan is getting more expensive for U.S. servicemembers, as retailers and others prepare to raise prices in anticipation of a 3 percent consumption tax hike starting April 1. The tax hike, which will go ...
 Stars and Stripes1 month ago
Browbeating smaller firms to avoid consumption tax burden unforgivable
The Yomiuri Shimbun The increase in the consumption tax to 8 percent from the current 5 percent, effective from April 1, is drawing near. While it is important to have the consumption tax increase included in the prices of goods, it also is ...
 The Japan News1 month ago
Shoppers start coping with higher sales tax [Japan Times, Tokyo :: ]
April 02--Tuesday's hike of the consumption tax to 8 percent saw mixed reactions in Tokyo and Osaka. While consumers in both cities seemed resigned to the increase, there was concern about the additional transportation and food costs. In Osaka, as ...
 BusinessWeek3 weeks ago

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