Today I received a thanks letter from Mayor of Katashina Village. In Japan we have a nice tax transfer system called “Furusato Nouzei”. You can transfer some portion of your tax obligations from national and/or state to some other cities/towns/villages. In exchange,. you can receive a gift from the municipality to which you transfer tax.
I chose Katashina Village this time because their gift is very attractive – 30 bottles of 2L local natural water. The water is ranked one of the best 100 natural water in Japan. Cannot wait for tasting it.