An event is being held in Yokohama City where municipalities that receive donations from the Furusato Tax Donation introduce their uses and give out special products to express their gratitude.

106 municipalities from all over the country are participating in the event that started on the 12th at the International Conference Center in Yokohama City.

At the booth in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake 11 years ago, the person in charge introduced panels showing the progress of reconstruction, and donated money not only for reconstruction but also for regional development. He explained that it is useful for various businesses.

A 28-year-old woman who visited the booth said that she had been donating to Rikuzentakata City since last year using her hometown tax donation. It was good to know that they are being used in this way," he said.

In addition, many municipalities have set up corners where they can taste and taste their specialty products. Among them, high school students from Tamana City, Kumamoto Prefecture participated in the butter that was developed in collaboration with local companies and used as a gift in return. I was acting like

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, last year, more than 7.4 million people used hometown tax donations to receive deductions from their resident tax, and last year the total amount donated to local governments nationwide was more than 830 billion yen, both of which are unprecedented. The most

This event runs until the 13th.