Tag Archives: Institutional Investors

Japanese Land Prices Continue to Rise Driven by Office and Hotel Construction Demand

30 Sep, 2019 – JAPANESE land prices rose for the second straight year in the year to July with the increase spreading beyond big cities, a government survey showed, a sign the benefits from the central bank’s ultra-low interest rate more »

Property Investment For Foreigners: How to Screen Tenants

27 Sep, 2019 – The following is an excerpt from “Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2” by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) Q: I understand there is no credit check more »

Japan’s Golf Tourism Market could Give Winter Resorts Summer Appeal

25 Sep, 2019 – RUSUTSU, Japan — As a Japanese couple teed off on a sweltering summer morning here in Rusutsu, a mountainous village in northern Japan, construction workers were building a new luxury condominium complex overlooking the fairways and more »

Japan Formalizing Bidding Process for Casino Proposals

23 Sep, 2019 – CAESARS Entertainment said it will not pursue a licence for a casino in Japan and will focus instead on its current business plan, including a merger with Eldorado Resorts scheduled to close next year. Caesars management more »

Japan’s Elderly Population Highest in the World

18 Sep, 2019 – TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The estimated number of people aged 65 or older in Japan stood at 35.88 million as of Sunday, accounting for 28.4 percent of the nation’s total population, with both figures hitting record more »

Brexit Impact on the Japanese Real Estate Market

08 Sep, 2019 – If the Brexit referendum of 2016 is any indication, Japan and the Asian market could once again be top performers over fears that UK domestic stocks could be hit by a messy exit from the EU. more »

Migration and Diversity, Japan of the Future

02 Sep, 2019 – For a sense of what the United States might look like in a reality where the hard right’s dreams of drastically reduced immigration come true, you could come to Japan and ask my father-in-law about the more »

Interview with Japanese Asset Manager

27 Aug, 2019 – Below is the transcript of an interview we conducted on our PodCast (iPhone/iPad users click here) with Mr Akira Katsuno of “La Nation” – a Japanese residential/commercial and parking lot asset manager, (To listen to the more »

How Much??? – Japan Real Estate Property Investment Taxes

13 Aug, 2019 – The following is a brief and general outline of taxes applicable to property investors in Japan. Please Note – this information is for general reference only. The author is NOT a professional accounting services provider, and more »

Should I Incorporate in Japan for Investing in Real Estate

30 July, 2019 – Should you register your Japanese investment property under your own name, or under a corporate structure? What are the advantages or disadvantages of both options? How about tax implications? Accessibility to financing? Below is the transcript more »

Is Tokyo Real-Estate Crazy Expensive?

16 July, 2019 – The Paradox Let’s talk Tokyo, and more specifically the Tokyo affordability paradox, which is this – how is it possible that Tokyo is simultaneously known as one of the world’s most expensive cities, while at the same more »

How Robustly Populated Tokyo Makes Affordable Housing Possible

25 Aug, 2019 – Japan is leading the way in affordable housing. Anthony Breach of the Centre for Cities did a report on Japan and its housing policies. The British based think tank found that Japan still maintains affordable housing despite its more »

Enticing Returns on Japanese Properties Catch the Attention of Overseas Investment Firms

19 August, 2019 – TOKYO — Overseas investment firms are diving into the Japanese real estate market, with major British and American funds joining the fray as ultralow borrowing costs offer enticing returns. U.K. asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments is more »

Due Diligence is Key to Resort Apartment Shopping

14 Aug, 2019 – As everyone in Japan now knows, there are millions of vacant houses and apartments throughout the country, many of which are on sale for a song. The money and effort needed to renovate these properties, however, more »

NTT Converts Old Assets, Starts Property Business

11 Jul, 2019 – Japan’s biggest telecommunications provider, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will tap into its idle real estate assets nationwide in an effort to break its dependence on its mobile phone unit, NTT Docomo, which generates 60% of its profit. more »