Tag Archives: Japan Property

COVID-19 and the Japan Property Market – A Safe Place to Ride out the Storm

31 Mar, 2020 – Why Japan? Why Now? As stock markets display volatility, investors turn to safe havens where assets generally outperform during periods of uncertainty. The Japanese yen is one such market, a place to ride out the storm more »

Japanese Real Estate a Favourite Yen Safe Haven During Global Financial Fear

30 Mar, 2020 – Fear is contagious – not least in financial markets. When it turns to panic, it spreads fast in today’s interconnected and technologically advanced trading world. Assets that are associated with some kind of risk, fall in more »

Tokyo Olympics Waits for Final Decision from IOC

19 Mar, 2020 – Japan’s Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country. “Cancellation or delay of the Games would more »

Understanding Nursing Home Investments in Japan

10 Mar, 2020 – Investment in nursing homes for the elderly through acquiring real estate or the shares of companies managing such homes is increasing in Japan. Generally, investors should be aware of the relevant regulations in order to consider more »

Investors Worldwide Seeking Safe-Havens after Economic Downturn from Coronavirus

03 Mar, 2020 – With two days of big declines so far this week, global stock markets appear to be pricing in a longer-term economic downturn from the coronavirus outbreak, which has now spread rapidly from the world’s second-largest economy, more »

Japan’s Exciting PropTech Arena

While Japan is considered by many to be a techno-geek’s paradise, those of us living here know all too well that, maid robots, vending machinery & entertainment gadgetry aside – in reality, tradition and long-entrenched old-skool practices often trump innovation, more »

Japan Business Federation Pushing for Change to Stagnant Wages of Post-Bubble Era

17 Feb, 2020 – Reviewing prevalent Japanese-style employment practices such as the seniority-based wage system and lifetime (or at least long-term) employment — as proposed by the Keidanren business lobby for this year’s wage negotiations — is indeed a pressing more »

Japan’s Real Estate Prices Set to Keep Rising

12 Feb, 2020 – TOKYO — U.S. investment fund Blackstone Group is to reacquire a portfolio of rental apartments in Japan for 300 billion yen ($2.8 billion), the Nikkei Asian Review has learned, marking the largest real estate deal in more »

Japan’s Real Estate Property Market: 2019-2020 Annual Report & Projections

29 Jan, 2020 – The Bigger Picture While 2018 was a year of investing outside of one’s backyard, 2019 became the year of finding an investment destination to venture to. Considering the fact that of all the countries in the more »

Toyota to Develop ‘City of the Future’ in Shizuoka, Japan

14 Jan, 2020 – LAS VEGAS – Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Mount Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, smart homes, more »

Niseko Ski Resorts Rank Cheaper in Price with Higher than Average Returns by Global Standards

17 Dec, 2019 – TOKYO — Foreigners are descending upon the northern Japanese ski resort of Niseko in droves, lured by not only its renowned powder snow, but also land prices that remain remarkably affordable even after sharp rises in more »

Japan’s Economic Outlook Stresses Need for Change to English Proficiency Levels

02 Dec, 2019 – LONDON – The English proficiency level for Japanese was ranked 53rd in an annual survey of 100 non-English speaking countries and regions by EF Education First, down from 49th place in last year’s survey. The grim more »

Top 5 Due Diligence Tips to Mitigate Risk on Japanese Properties

28 Nov, 2019 – Accidents, damages and natural disasters can happen when investing in real estate anywhere in the world. In Japan, most tenants are quite docile and place high value on their integrity by nature. Therefore, the majority of more »

Deal Analysis Tokyo – Edogawa Hotel Room Unit

28 Nov, 2019 – Sub-leasing is a popular rental strategy, in which a tenant – usually a company specializing in short term rentals – signs a master lease in front of a property owner and landlord, for a fixed monthly more »

Japan Launches First Stimulus Measures Since 2016 to Cope with Declining Population and Natural Disasters

11 Nov, 2019 – TOKYO • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked his Cabinet yesterday to compile a package of stimulus measures to support the economy and build infrastructure to cope with large natural disasters, according to the government’s top more »