Tag Archives: Japan Real Estate News

You Asked Us – “What Does Insurance Cover?”

08 Aug, 2017 – Earthquakes and natural disasters are known to occur in Japan. Therefore, a popular question asked by investors is, “What exactly does insurance cover?” It’s surprising just how much standard insurance covers and how affordable it is. more »

Experts Urge Americans to Invest in Europe and Asia

1 Aug, 2017 – A major Wall Street firm is urging investors to take money out of the U.S. stock market and move it abroad. Stephen Wood, the chief market strategist at Russell Investments, believes the bull run is on more »

You Asked Us – What is the Difference Between “Net pre-tax Yield” and “Gross Yield”?

20 July, 2017 – Yield is a key factor in real estate investing, expressing rental revenue as a proportion of a property’s purchase price. As prices rise, yield falls. But depending on the types of costs included in the calculation, more »

Condos Rebound in the Tokyo Area after Four Years

25 July, 2017 – The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in the January-June period grew 1.9 percent from the previous year to 14,730 units, marking the first rise in four years, a more »

Video – Japan Gift/Inheritance Tax Basics

20 Jul, 2017 – The following video from our partner, Mr Sadaysu Ito of “Sadywell Accounting” in Tokyo, clearly explains the basics of inheritance taxation for property investors, drilling down into the important differences between those residing in Japan, residing more »

Housing Demand and Tourism Boost Land Prices in Japan

05 July, 2017 – Land prices in Japan rose 0.4 percent on average as of Jan. 1 from a year earlier, marking the second consecutive year of gain, the National Tax Agency said in its annual report released Monday. The more »

You Asked Us…I’m new to Japan’s property market. Where is the best place to invest?

22 Jun, 2017 – Across Japan, other than in Tokyo, foreign investors have been turning to investments in high yield, cash flowing apartments that are surprisingly affordable. A property market of high supply and equally high demand. From USD$25,000 to more »

Japan’s Economy on a Warm Streak

15 Jun, 2017 – TOKYO — Japan’s economic engine may not exactly be roaring, but there is a definite hum in the air. The economy grew for a fifth consecutive quarter at the start of 2017, the longest stretch of more »

Japan’s Shared Houses a Trendy Lifestyle Choice for Social Singles

22 May, 2017 – Fully furnished rooms with shared kitchens, chandeliers, soundproof music rooms and parties galore. Plus, the chance of finding the love of your life. Shared houses in Tokyo as well as in major cities such as Kyoto more »

Sapporo Becomes First Major City to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

17 May, 2017 – SAPPORO – The municipal government of Sapporo has said it plans to officially recognize same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples from June, becoming the first major city in Japan to do so. The more »

Japan’s Real Estate Sector Poised to Thrive as Nation’s Wages Expected to Accelerate

11 May, 2017 – TOKYO • It is not making headlines yet, but wages in Japan are rising the fastest in decades, in a shift that is poised to divide the nation’s companies – and their stocks – into winners more »

Japan’s Healthcare Property Market Projects a Promising Future

08 May, 2017 – When investors look at Japan, they invariably think about its ageing population and the effect it will have on savings. Astute players in the property industry have begun to tap the potential returns that can be more »

Government Subsidies for Home-Owners Renting to Seniors

05 May, 2017 – An initiative to incentivize property owners to make available vacant homes for use by the elderly, low-income households and child-rearing families won approval in the Diet on Wednesday. The Upper House unanimously approved the bill that more »

RETalkAsia Interview with Priti Donnelly, Sales/Marketing Manager at NTI

01 May, 2017 – Priti Donnelly is the sales and marketing manager at Nippon Tradings International, a proxy and buyers’ agency representing foreign investors with purchasing, selling and managing real estate in Japan. She understands the importance of transparency in more »

Japan Grapples with Labor Shortage Amidst Surging Condo Construction

28 Apr, 2017 – TOKYO — Construction companies in Japan are scrambling to hire site managers as the industry is gearing up for a surge in building projects ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A website operated by C4, a specialized more »