Tag Archives: Japanese Property

Japan’s Elderly Population Highest in the World

18 Sep, 2019 – TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The estimated number of people aged 65 or older in Japan stood at 35.88 million as of Sunday, accounting for 28.4 percent of the nation’s total population, with both figures hitting record more »

Brexit Impact on the Japanese Real Estate Market

08 Sep, 2019 – If the Brexit referendum of 2016 is any indication, Japan and the Asian market could once again be top performers over fears that UK domestic stocks could be hit by a messy exit from the EU. more »

Migration and Diversity, Japan of the Future

02 Sep, 2019 – For a sense of what the United States might look like in a reality where the hard right’s dreams of drastically reduced immigration come true, you could come to Japan and ask my father-in-law about the more »

Interview with Japanese Asset Manager

27 Aug, 2019 – Below is the transcript of an interview we conducted on our PodCast (iPhone/iPad users click here) with Mr Akira Katsuno of “La Nation” – a Japanese residential/commercial and parking lot asset manager, (To listen to the more »

How Much??? – Japan Real Estate Property Investment Taxes

13 Aug, 2019 – The following is a brief and general outline of taxes applicable to property investors in Japan. Please Note – this information is for general reference only. The author is NOT a professional accounting services provider, and more »

Should I Incorporate in Japan for Investing in Real Estate

30 July, 2019 – Should you register your Japanese investment property under your own name, or under a corporate structure? What are the advantages or disadvantages of both options? How about tax implications? Accessibility to financing? Below is the transcript more »

Is Tokyo Real-Estate Crazy Expensive?

16 July, 2019 – The Paradox Let’s talk Tokyo, and more specifically the Tokyo affordability paradox, which is this – how is it possible that Tokyo is simultaneously known as one of the world’s most expensive cities, while at the same more »

How Robustly Populated Tokyo Makes Affordable Housing Possible

25 Aug, 2019 – Japan is leading the way in affordable housing. Anthony Breach of the Centre for Cities did a report on Japan and its housing policies. The British based think tank found that Japan still maintains affordable housing despite its more »

Enticing Returns on Japanese Properties Catch the Attention of Overseas Investment Firms

19 August, 2019 – TOKYO — Overseas investment firms are diving into the Japanese real estate market, with major British and American funds joining the fray as ultralow borrowing costs offer enticing returns. U.K. asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments is more »

Due Diligence is Key to Resort Apartment Shopping

14 Aug, 2019 – As everyone in Japan now knows, there are millions of vacant houses and apartments throughout the country, many of which are on sale for a song. The money and effort needed to renovate these properties, however, more »

NTT Converts Old Assets, Starts Property Business

11 Jul, 2019 – Japan’s biggest telecommunications provider, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will tap into its idle real estate assets nationwide in an effort to break its dependence on its mobile phone unit, NTT Docomo, which generates 60% of its profit. more »

Blackstone Enter Japan Logistics Arena

17 Jul, 2019 – U.S. investment firm Blackstone Group will spend over 100 billion yen ($926 million) to buy distribution centers in Japan, seeing room for growth in the country’s relatively small e-commerce market, Nikkei has learned. Blackstone is expected to buy five more »

Cashed-Up Investors Unfazed by Anti-AirBnb Laws

7 Jul, 2019 – Frankie Leung Kai-ha has bought three properties in Japan over the past three years. The latest one, bought just last month, is a four-storey building that he plans to renovate into an Airbnb private lodging. The more »

Japan’s Solar Energy Market

02 Jul, 2019 – The “Boom” The years following the disastrous 2011 tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daichi power plant, marked the start of a golden age for Japan’s renewable energy sector. Out of the variety of other more »

Japan’s Tallest Skyscraper in Shibuya Major Attraction to View World’s Busiest Crosswalk

01 July, 2019 – Often referred to as the world’s busiest crosswalk, thousands of pedestrians scramble across Tokyo‘s Shibuya Crossing daily. At peak times, the hypnotic pace of the changing traffic light seems to signal the masses into a mesmerizing, more »