The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. is calling on the Japanese government to reduce the number of auto taxes consumers currently must pay. There are nine automobile-related taxes in Japan, which national and local governments draw on for 10% of their revenues. JAMA says it will submit an auto tax proposals package this fall for reform. Polls show 66% of Japanese consumers want reform, the group says. “The Japanese consumer now pays a double tax on new cars totaling a whopping 10%,” ...

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