Tag Archives: Japan Real Estate News

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 »

Japanese Companies Actively Hire Foreign Workers Prompting Diversity

17 Apr, 2017 – TOKYO — The net inflow of foreign residents into Japan was the largest ever during the last statistical year, as the government pushes policies to attract foreign workers to lessen the economic repercussions from a declining more »

Increasing Number of Foreign Entrepreneurs Call Fukuoka Home

5 Apr, 2017 – From the fifth-floor office of his internet startup, Kazz Watabe can see the sea bass jump in the bay as he works on his fishing website, to the sound of jazz and the waves washing on more »

Airbnb Japan Moves out of the Grey and into the Green

23 Mar, 2017 – Airbnb Inc. is finally getting the green light to do business in Japan after years of operating in gray areas of the law. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved rules on Friday limiting home-sharing by private more »

Kawasaki Studio – High-yielding Gem Near Tokyo

06 Mar, 2017 – Ziv Nakajima – Magen analyses the pros and cons of buying a tenanted studio unit in up-and-coming Kawasaki, Japan’s fastest growing city. Kawasaki city, aside from its immediate proximity to central Tokyo – 15-20 minutes by more »

Three Misconceptions about Japan’s Properties

28 Feb, 2017 – Japan’s attractive property market draws real estate investors worldwide for its high yield, affordability, rental income cash flow and safe haven economic environment. While the real estate investment arena is undoubtedly attractive, and the second largest more »

Taiwan and Singapore Banks Offer Some Flexibility to Japan’s Daunting Mortgage Process

20 Feb, 2017 – TOKYO — Applying for a mortgage can be a cumbersome process in any country. For many non-Japanese looking to buy real estate in Japan, trying to get a loan from a Japanese bank is a daunting more »