Tag Archives: Japanese Properties

The Pandemic and Managerial Equality for Women in Japan

04 Nov, 2020 – Japan’s work culture is in many ways a legacy of decades past, a time when most women got married, quit their jobs and raised a family, while their husbands became the sole breadwinner with long work more »

The Effect of the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games on Japan’s Property Market

(As featured in Asian Property Review) 03 Nov, 2020 – In 2013 Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Olympics. An opportunity to prove to the world its resilience after skepticism over the leak of radioactive water from the more »

Student Residence Japan’s Thriving Alternative Asset Class

03 Nov, 2020 – Residence for college students in Japan have certainly evolved. Once cramped and shabby, the newer residences have quality global standards with secure entrances, co-working space, living space, shared kitchens, common entertainment areas and perhaps even a more »

The Safe Haven of the Japanese Yen

03 Nov, 2020 – During times of political and economic uncertainties, markets can become volatile and cause panic. At such time investors look for “safe-haven” alternatives. Let’s look at why Japan is their preferred choice.   First, what are some more »

Investors See Shift in Demand from Tokyo Properties to Japan’s Suburbs

03 Nov, 2020 – TOKYO (Reuters) – Signs that people are moving away from Tokyo, as telecommuting becomes the norm for many business amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have put property investors on edge and pushed Japan’s real estate investment trust more »

Japan Takes Cars to New Heights

08 Oct, 2020 – The future of travel may be coming — and sooner than you think! On Aug. 25, the first flying car was successfully tested by SkyDrive Inc., a Japanese company that develops urban air mobility solutions, at more »

Government Offering Grant for Shifts to Rural Satellite and Shared Offices

30 Sept, 2020 – The central government plans to begin offering grants to municipalities that promote teleworking as a regional revitalization measure from fiscal 2021. The Cabinet Office and the Cabinet Secretariat are expected to earmark ¥15 billion for the more »

Japan Attempts to Establish Global Standards to Co-exist with Robots

22 Sept, 2020 Most of us are familiar with robotics in manufacturing related to industrial safety and performance. These robotics have been, for the most part, tucked away in factory lines and other industrial settings. But now, since the coronavirus, more »

Japan Offers Income Incentive to Newlyweds to Boost Ultra Low Birth Rates

21 Sept, 2020 – Couples who get married from next April can receive up to ¥600,000 to cover their rent and other costs as they start a new life, provided they live in a municipality adopting Japan’s newlywed support program, more »

Landlords Offer More Flexibility in Tenant-Favourable Office Market

15 Sept, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has made working from home commonplace, and left many companies looking to reduce office space. The problem is, relocating in Japan can be crushingly expensive, even if you’re downsizing. But some innovators are offering a more »

Affordable Country Homes a Labour of Love

26 Aug, 2020 – (CNN) — Kimberly and Paul Fradale were living in Tokyo, working at international schools, when they took the leap many an American expat dreams of: buying a large country house for a song and restoring it to more »

What are Investors Looking for?

2020, Aug 25 – (The following is an excerpt from our “Japan Real Estate Podcast”, in which we interview NTI’s sales & marketing manager Priti Donnelly. The original episode can be streamed/downloaded for iphone/ipad/Mac listeners, or here for all other more »

Japan’s Beachy Shirahama Poised to Become Next Silicon Valley

11  Aug, 2020  – SHIRAHAMA, Wakayama — A leading resort town in western Japan is attracting more attention as an alternative to working in urban areas as the pandemic has led to the nationwide spread of telecommuting. In recent years, more »

The Uncertain Dollar and the Increased Attraction to Japanese Properties

04 Aug, 2020 – While the Federal Reserve enacts a loose monetary policy, cash does not hold the position of king. Instead investors prefer to park their money anywhere rather than in deposits that provide minimal returns or take a more »

Japan’s Newest Tokaido-Shinkansen Line Bullet Train Designed for Long-Haul Comfort and Safety

29  Jul, 2020  – (CNN) — Japan’s latest record-breaking bullet train doesn’t only run faster and smoother — it’s also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake. The N700S — the ‘S’ stands for ‘Supreme’ — entered into service July more »