Tag Archives: Japan Business

Japan Architects Push Boundaries in Tech and Design for Earthquake Resistant Construction Methods

19 Jan, 2021 – In Japan, planning for natural disasters is a serious business. For good reason. Over the past decade, the island nation has weathered about 20% of the world’s “strong” earthquakes (magnitude 6 or greater) as well as multiple tropical storms a year. more »

Trending: Opportunities in Japanese Office Market as Tokyo Prices Soften

18 Jan, 2021 – A North American fund manager recorded a hit deal at the end of 2020, picking up the Tokyo headquarters of a Japanese entertainment conglomerate for JPY 72 billion ($693 million) to add to a $1.6 billion more »

Japan’s Commercial Property Market – Resilient and Stable

11 Jan, 2021 – We have seen fears of the pandemic affecting the commercial sector globally, in particular the hotel and hospitality sector. Counter-intuitively, however, the pandemic has also accentuated the appeal of Japan’s property market, shown in its outperformance more »

Marriott Remains Confident about the Future of Travel in Japan

04 Jan, 2021 – Marriott International has announced the expansion of its footprint in Japan with the debut of six of its hotel brands in the country in 2020.    Newly introduced brands include AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, more »

Japan to Approve 5 Year Policy for the Promotion of Gender Equality

21 Dec, 2020 – Japan’s biggest business lobby aims to have women occupying more than 30 percent of the executive positions at major companies by 2030, the latest sign that the private sector is gearing up to diversify the workforce more »

How Logistics Could Drive the Real Estate Market in Fukuoka

10 Dec, 2020 – MAPLETREE Investments has entered the Kyushu logistics market by acquiring a prime land plot spanning a whopping 116,319 square metres (sq m) or nearly 1.3 million square feet (sq ft). That’s roughly the size of 15 more »

Why Tokyo is the Go-To City for Innovative Global Start-Up Ventures

07 Dec, 2020 – Tokyo is fast becoming the city of choice for foreign companies, SMEs and startups looking to raise funds, gain a competitive advantage or expand. They come for the city’s many advantages, which include a growing venture more »

How South Tokyo Data Centres Could Boost Rental Income and Capital Growth

04 Dec, 2020 – AXA Investment Managers has added its first data centre to its growing portfolio of Japanese real estate assets as the division of French insurer AXA announced that it has completed its purchase of a Tokyo area more »

How Long Term Foreign Residents can Benefit from Japan’s Tax Incentives

27 Nov, 2020 – TOKYO – Japan plans to implement tax incentives for long-term foreign residents as part of efforts to turn the country into a major international financial hub, government sources said Wednesday. Under the current system, Japan imposes an more »

“Gaijin to Gaijin”​ – Investing in US Army & Navy Rentals

19 Nov, 2020 – The Premise At any given time, there are over 50,000 US army & navy troops stationed all around Japan, in 24 different bases & related military facilities – from the tropical islands of Okinawa in the more »

Japan Proposes “Las Vegas” Type Nightlife with Development of Casino Resorts

15 Nov, 2020 – When party or stag destinations are thought of, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Las Vegas or Prague, the most recent favorite, is typically mentioned due to comparably low booze prices as well as having vibrant, flashy casinos. However, Japan more »

The Pandemic and Managerial Equality for Women in Japan

04 Nov, 2020 – Japan’s work culture is in many ways a legacy of decades past, a time when most women got married, quit their jobs and raised a family, while their husbands became the sole breadwinner with long work more »

The Effect of the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games on Japan’s Property Market

(As featured in Asian Property Review) 03 Nov, 2020 – In 2013 Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Olympics. An opportunity to prove to the world its resilience after skepticism over the leak of radioactive water from the more »

Student Residence Japan’s Thriving Alternative Asset Class

03 Nov, 2020 – Residence for college students in Japan have certainly evolved. Once cramped and shabby, the newer residences have quality global standards with secure entrances, co-working space, living space, shared kitchens, common entertainment areas and perhaps even a more »

The Safe Haven of the Japanese Yen

03 Nov, 2020 – During times of political and economic uncertainties, markets can become volatile and cause panic. At such time investors look for “safe-haven” alternatives. Let’s look at why Japan is their preferred choice.   First, what are some more »