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Japan's $9 departure tax goes into effect

Revenue from first new tax in 27 years will be used to promote tourism

Travelers about to leave Japan at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Photo by Kento Awashima)
Travelers about to leave Japan at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

TOKYO -- Japan on Monday introduced a departure tax of 1,000 yen ($9.20) for each person leaving the country by plane or ship, the first new tax in 27 years.

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