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Japan Tax Bulletin

Taxation on income generated from overseas deposits and shares

An individual taxpayer liable for income tax is classified as a resident or a non-resident.
A resident is an individual who has a domicile or has had a residence continuously for one year or more in Japan.
A non-resident is an individual who is not a resident.
A non-permanent resident is a resident who does not have Japanese nationality and who has had a domicile or a residence in
Japan for not more than five years in total within the past ten years.
With respect to income generated from overseas assets (foreign sourced income), such as interests on overseas deposits or dividends of overseas shares, non-permanent residents are taxed
when those are either paid in, or deemed to be remitted to Japan.
Residents other than non-permanent residents are taxed on worldwide income.

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