Ghibli Museum asking for donations to help pay for operating costs and repairs

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Supporters asked to donate no less than 5,000 yen in pandemic countermeasure, fans respond tremendously.

In Japan, there’s something called the furusato nozei, or “hometown tax” system. This is different from the residence tax that working adults are required to pay in Japan, though, and is actually a donation and tax credit system.

Started in 2008, furusato nozei lets individuals make donations to businesses that have fallen on hard times, a portion of which they can then claim as a credit against the taxes they’ll have to pay at the end of the year. Most of the time

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