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No vacation without taxation

Record foreign tourism prompts Japan to look for new revenue to handle the flow

Kyoto is eyeing the introduction of a lodging tax.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government and the country's popular tourist destinations, including the ancient capital of Kyoto, are mulling a new tax on tourists as the country sees a record number of visitors this year. They hope to use the revenues to pay for improvements to tourist attractions and public transportation.

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