A.From October 1, 2014, additional products are added to
the tax-exemption products at tax-free program participating stores.
This includes food, medicines and cosmetics.
There are some restrictions and conditions
depending on the type of products for tax-exemption purchase.
1. Consumables (foods, drinks, medicines, cosmetics, etc.)
must be purchased at the same store on the same day,
and the total spending must be 5,001JPY or more but no greater than 500,000JPY.
2. General goods (electric appliances, clothing, accessories, etc.)
EXCEPT FOR consumables are exempt from consumption tax
if purchased at the same store on the same day,
and the total spending must be 10,001JPY or more.
It is not exempt from tax if purchased for business and commerce.
Some products are prohibited to import in certain countries.