Tag Archives: tokyo real estate investment

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 »

Mobility Devices to Replace Push Wheelchairs at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

13 Jul, 2020 – TOKYO (Reuters) – Personal mobility devices to transport passengers with limited mobility are rolling at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, in an automation play for labour shortage-hit Japan that has taken on new urgency as the coronavirus outbreak more »

What to Do if I Can’t Find a Tenant?

06 Jul, 2020 – The Income Stream Paradigm Investment properties are, generally, only as good as the rental income they generate. Sure, there are speculative markets and strategies out there – buying cheap for later resale at a profit, land more »

Japan’s Millions of Unwanted Properties Could be Renovated into Profitable Apartments

06 July, 2020 – TOKYO – Thanks in part to its aging population and the general preference for new houses, Japan has literally millions of empty, old properties. Ten million of the 60.6 million homes in Japan are considered to more »

High Number of Tokyo Residents Keen on Moving to Regional Areas

22 Jun, 2020 – Around half of residents of Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures expressed interest in moving out of the capital, according to a recent survey. A Cabinet Office survey has found that around half of Tokyo area residents more »

Japan Provides Vacation Incentives through Discounts at Shops and Restaurants

09 Jun, 2020 – TOKYO – The Japanese government is looking to revive the tourism industry, a key driver of the economy that has been battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, by paying for people to go on vacation in more »

Japan’s Shared Offices a Growing Cost-Saving Trend as Businesses Adapt to Teleworking

05 Jun, 2020 – Tokyo-based Overflow Inc.’s commercial lease was set to expire in July and founder Yuto Suzuki had made plans to move to a larger property. But as cases of the new coronavirus began to rise in March, more »