Tag Archives: Japan Real Estate News

Japan’s Short Term Accommodations Market Expected to Heat Up

11 Oct, 2017 – Needing a place to stay before moving to a new home, James Degan recently went on Airbnb and found an apartment in Tokyo’s upscale Minato Ward. At ¥8,000 per night with a double bed and fully more »

MasterCard Reveals Japan’s Fastest Growing Tourist City

27 Sept, 2017 – On Tuesday, MasterCard revealed the results of its annual Destination Cities Index. The survey not only provides insight into the spending of international travelers but also predicts where they’ll visit next year. According to MasterCard, Osaka more »

You Asked Us – “Does Age Really Matter?”

26 Sept, 2017 – Location, location, location is what we hear about most when it comes to real estate. But what about age? A major change to Japan’s Building Standards Act for earthquake resistant construction methods occurred in 1981. While more »

Q & A – Japan’s Negative Interest Rates and their Effect on RE Property Investment

15 Sept, 2017 – This Week in his Q&A column on “Asian Property Review” magazine, NTI’s Asia-Pacific Executive Manager, Mr. Ziv Nakajima-Magen explains the impact of negative property rates on the property market and financing. Q : I read that more »

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 »