Michael Q Todd The tax department say I owe them money Luigi so I was not allowed on the plane. May be here a while as they have no inclination to sort out their mistakes. Will probably have to take them to court
It seems that he has been refused permission to depart from New Zealand until he sorts out some tax issues. I’m sure it’s all a big mistake, as he said previously on Japan Probe (my emphasis):
4. I do do some social media related work but online and pay tax in New Zealand (we have a reciprocal agreement with Japan). Lots of people are getting paid from work done in other countries while on visitor visas in Japan.
As you have suggested who would be stupid enough to go to Taiji or work in Japan without a valid visa.
PS: Guys (in particular Mr Dolphins), please leave the character assassination to Fucked Gaijin, thanks!
PPS: For any lawyers reading, obviously Mr Todd has not been detained, but the whole of New Zealand is metaphorically a prison preventing returning to where he feels his true home is, Tokyo.