Oh thank heaven! Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has started duty-free service for foreign tourists at two of its stores.
According to Kyodo News:
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. on Monday started exempting foreign visitors from paying consumption tax at two of its shops, becoming the first convenience store operator in Japan to launch the service to attract more foreign travelers.
The service was launched at Seven-Eleven stores in Tokyo's Asakusa district and Kyoto's Ukyo Ward, both popular tourist spots. The company will further expand the tax-free shops in areas that draw large numbers of tourists from abroad.To read more, go here.