From October 1, 2014, products such as confectionery, cosmetics and health goods were added to the Japan’s tax-free list for tourists.

According to Japan Tax-Free Shopping Guide, the following products will now be exempted from tax for tourists traveling in the country:

  1. Consumables (foods, drinks, medicines, cosmetics, etc.)
  2. General goods (electrical appliances, clothing, accessories, etc.)

Visit Japan Tax-Free Shopping Guide for more information on the new changes.