Tag Archives: Tokyo Olympics

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 »

Quality Affordable Homes for Rural Japan

25 Jun, 2019 – More than 8 million homes lie abandoned across Japan, a symptom of the declining population and people’s migration to major cities. For one company, this isn’t just an ominous demographic signal, it is also a business more »

Hong Kong Investors Eye Japan’s High Yield Data Centres

18 Jun, 2019 – HONG KONG — Asian real estate investors are turning to rapidly expanding data centers as alternative investments amid a region-wide property slump. Nearly half of property investors in the Asia-Pacific region are active or plan to be active more »

More Japanese Short-Term Rental Properties Expected Ahead of 2020 Olympics

10 Jun, 2019 – Airbnb Inc. says it’s back in business in Japan, a year after stricter home-sharing regulations forced it to freeze a major portion of its listings in the country. There are 50,000 listings available in the country, more »

Growing Number of Japan’s Old Hotels Converted to “Onsen” Inns

 29 May, 2019 – For Japan’s growing flood of foreign tourists, one of the top internet search terms is “onsen,” the traditional hot springs where travelers have soaked since the days of the samurai. Now some of the world’s oldest 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 »

Deal Analysis – Kawasaki Studio Unit

Studio Unit + Kitchen & Balcony : 5.2 mil JPY (app. 46K USD) Kawasaki city, aside from its immediate proximity to central Tokyo – 15-20 minutes by train – is also one of Japan’s fastest growing cities (over 20,000 people 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 »