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Owning property in Japan comes with a set of responsibilities that you must adhere to. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the necessary steps and ensure you’re fully prepared.
Holiday/Home Makers, General
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Japan's housing market is grappling with an oversupply crisis, marked by nearly 9 million vacant properties and an 80% surge in vacancy rates over two decades. This trend, driven by demographic shifts like declining birth rates, poses economic and safety challenges. Potential solutions, such as foreign investment or immigration, are complicated by Japan's insular culture and economic considerations.
Investors/Business, General
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Japanese PM Kishida will announce a six-year economic and fiscal plan aimed at boosting growth through labor market reform, domestic investment, and higher productivity. The plan, starting in April 2025, aims for wage growth to surpass inflation, ending deflation. Fiscal policy will follow Japan’s primary budget surplus goal by March 2026.
Investors/Business, General
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Rising labor costs in service sectors like machine repair and industrial renovation have led to the fastest annual increase in Japan's business service prices since 2015. Policymakers view wage growth as essential for sustained demand-led inflation and further rate hikes. Recent significant pay hikes reflect a shift in BOJ's policy amid Japan's fragile economy.
Investors/Business, General
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Akiya present a unique opportunity for property investment for those willing to undertake the necessary renovations, with one of the most attractive aspects of akiya being their affordability.
Investors/Business, General
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In Katsuura, Chiba, Tyni, a hospitality start-up, is redefining sustainable tourism with its first mobile cabin. Set against lush greenery and pristine beaches, this repurposed 1980s company retreat offers urban couples a nature escape. Co-founder Mori Nishimura aims to connect travelers with Japan's serene landscapes and culture. Tyni is expanding, backed by funding and regional revitalization support.
Investors/Business, General
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Private Lodging for short term rentals, known as Minpaku in Japan, keep on gaining in popularity. Here is a guide to get started in the land of the rising sun!
General
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Hakone, a popular hot spring resort in Kanagawa Prefecture, may introduce its first lodging tax and increase the bathing tax due to financial strain from tourism-related costs.