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Duty free for traveling expat 2019/3/1 15:47
Hi all,
I am living in Tokyo and I am traveling overseas soon. I want to buy some lenses for my camera before I leave. I can't find any information about duty free shopping for residents. All the information is aimed at tax free visitors. Any information/advice would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance
by Jamie (guest)  

Re: Duty free for traveling expat 2019/3/1 15:59
No tax-free shopping for residents.
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Re: Duty free for traveling expat 2019/3/1 16:04
I am asking about "duty free" not tax free.

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Re: Duty free for traveling expat 2019/3/1 16:08
Do you mean at so-called "duty free" stores in airports? Then you pay the 8% consumption tax, and possibly also import duties, at customs when you re-enter Japan.
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Re: Duty free for traveling expat 2019/3/1 16:33
You can buy tax free in the country youfll be visiting, as any Japanese tourist could.
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