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Japan Departure Tax

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Starting next year, travellers will be required to pay a ¥1,000 departure tax when they leave Japan by airplane or ship. The tax is designed to build the necessary infrastructure and improve services to accommodate an expected influx in visitor numbers in Japan leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics - and thereafter. The fee will apply to both Japanese and foreigners, and will be collected as part of the ticket cost.
It is the nation's first new tax implemented since 1992, when a land value tax was established.
Exceptions to the tax include toddlers under the age of 2, as...
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The median pay at Facebook is more than $240,000 a year

The median pay at Facebook is more than $240,000 a year

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The median pay for Facebook employees is more than $240,000, the company has revealed.
The social networking firm disclosed the figure as a result of post-financial-crash regulations.
Meanwhile, CEO Mark Zuckerberg received nearly $9 million in compensation - but it all went on security and travel.
The median pay for a Facebook employee is nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
On Friday, the Californian social networking giant released its Proxy Statement ahead of its annual shareholders meeting that will take place on May 31, 2018. Included in the financial...
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