Auto workers union seek lower taxes on cars for 2023

November 1 , 2022

Komeito’s Ishii (third from left) accepts a CJAWU proposal on vehicle-related taxation on Oct. 31Komeito’s Ishii (third from left) accepts a CJAWU proposal on vehicle-related taxation on Oct. 31

On October 31, a delegation of Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers’ Unions (CJAWU) met with Keiichi Ishii, secretary general of Komeito, to request sweeping reforms to the government’s array of automobile related taxes. The union, led by Akihiro Kaneko, is seeking to simplify the tax system levied on motor vehicles, reducing the tax rate on buyers of cars and extending the state grant on purchases of electric vehicles and other clean-energy automobiles.