Tag Archives: Japan Business

Firms Offload Office Buildings as Japan Enforces Carbon Neutral Standards

13 Apr, 2021 – (Bloomberg) — Japan’s ambitious targets on carbon emissions is prompting some firms to offload aging office blocks, resulting in rare investment opportunities for potential buyers, according to the head of the Asian nation’s biggest trust bank. more »

Fukushima – The Push from Disaster to Green Energy

19 Mar, 2021 – NAMIE, Japan (Reuters) – A decade after Japan’s devastating nuclear meltdown, the governor of Fukushima hopes the prefecture can step out of the shadow of disaster and become a symbol for green energy, although some residents more »

Tokyo Hotel Residential Services a Win/Win for Hotels and Teleworkers

15 Mar, 2021 – TOKYO — Luxurious hotels in Japan’s capital are offering a range of residential services for extended stays in a bid to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic and their efforts are proving popular with many rooms quickly more »

Shizuoka – Home of Toyota’s AI Woven City

02 Mar, 2021 – Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday held a ground-breaking ceremony for a smart city at the foot of Mount Fuji as a testing ground for new technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence. About 360 people including Toyota more »

Japan’s Sees Double Digit Economic Growth Despite Winter Surge of the Pandemic

23 Feb, 2021 – Japan’s recovery held up last quarter, with the economy again growing by double-digits, as exports continued to roar back, businesses started to invest again and government stimulus fueled consumer spending despite a winter surge of the more »

Japan’s Data Centres – A Market Set to Boom

10 Feb, 2021 – TOKYO (Kyodo) — In just under a decade, a vast area of idle land situated outside Tokyo where trucks loaded with building materials rush to and fro will become the site of Japan’s biggest data-center campus, more »

New Laws for Old Buildings

08 Feb, 2021 – The Problem Japanese news outlets have recently reported on a new and revised legislation, to be enacted in 2022, which would apply to the management of apartment complexes that are over 40 years old. The national more »

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 »