Tag Archives: Japan Economy

Japan’s Tourist Boom Sparks High Demand for Guest Houses

08 Apr, 2019 – Investors from Hong Kong are buying and building hotels in Japan in a bid to capitalise on a tourism boom that contributed to an 8.7 per cent year-on-year increase in tourist arrivals last year. According to more »

Investing in Japanese Properties with Peace of Mind

01 Apr, 2019 – Taking the first step to invest in properties outside your backyard can be daunting. The opportunities sound fruitful, but how exactly would you manage a property in Japan if you do not know the language? It is more »

Commercial Land Prices Spike in Osaka and Niseko

19 March, 2019 – Japanese commercial land prices climbed at their fastest pace in 11 years in 2018, a government survey showed on Tuesday, led by strong demand for office space and a boom in tourism. Prices for land across more »

Japan’s Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics Boost Volume of Hotel Deals

15 Mar, 2019 – The US-China trade war, volatile equity markets, geopolitical tensions and uncertain pace of future interest rate increases are among factors that will hold back investors from the hotels sector this year, according to a JLL report. more »

Japan’s Co-working Office Spaces and Changing Work Culture

11 Mar, 2019 – More companies in Japan are turning to co-working office spaces to shorten their employees’ commute times and offer them a better work-life balance. Shared workspaces are also expected to foster new businesses by providing budding entrepreneurs more »

Global Political Uncertainty Pushes Overseas Investors to Japan

07 Mar, 2019 – Traditionally focused on central Tokyo, overseas investors looking at Japanese real estate are increasingly looking towards regional cities such as Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka, in the search for yield. Over the past couple of years, more »

What Does 2019 Hold for Japan Real-Estate Investment?

14 Feb, 2019 – With 2019 now fully in swing, and with most major global companies having already published their end of year summaries, it is time for us to once more review last year’s trends, statistics and major developments more »

Success All-Round for Thriving Osaka Real Estate

11 Feb, 2019 – Osaka is fast emerging as an attractive real estate investment destination, supported by spillover demand from Tokyo and tourism. Last year, commercial real estate investment in Greater Osaka climbed 35 percent from 2016 to 651 billion more »

Foreign Investors Driving Tokyo’s Luxury Property Market

01 Feb, 2019 – More than 25 years after its bubble economy burst in spectacular fashion, Japan is still seen by many as a kind of economic cautionary tale, a country in a perpetual malaise, undergoing a long, slow deflationary more »

You Asked Us – What are the Top 4 Significant Differences Between the Sapporo and Fukuoka Real Estate Markets

02 Jan, 2019 – 1.     Of the two markets, Sapporo provides higher rental yields. This is because property prices haven’t gone up there as significantly as they have in Fukuoka. Fukuoka prices on the other hand, have risen as fast as more »

Japan’s Rapidly Aging Population Presents Need for Retirement Communities

28 Nov, 2018 – Japan is dealing with an extreme version of the demographic challenges that face many rich countries. In an interview with The Economist, Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, said the population was both declining and ageing at “unprecedented more »

Osaka Office Rents at Record High

31 Oct, 2018 – Global commercial property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that grade A vacancy rates haven fallen below one percent in Tokyo, while the cities of Osaka’s grade A office rents are now at record high and more »

Q&A – “What is Your Opinion on Investing in Properties in Smaller Cities?”

23 Oct, 2018 – As long as the city’s population is stable with a reasonably diverse economy, certainly worth considering. Take the city of Gifu, for example, smaller but stable. A quiet residential area, much smaller than Fukuoka, close to more »

Flipping Japan’s Depreciating Houses

02 Oct, 2018 – In the suburban neighbourhood of Midorigaoka, about an hour by train outside Kobe, Japan, all the houses were built by the same company in the same factory. Steel frames fitted out with panel walls and ceilings, more »

Japan Land Values Rise in Urban, Commercial and Ski Resort Sectors

25 Sept, 2018 – The benchmark land values as of July 1, announced by the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry, show that the national average of all-purpose land prices has increased for the first time in 27 years. It more »