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Investing in real estate is a significant decision, and many potential new investors might be tempted to either give up due to a lack of clear understanding of the risks involved or to dive in without a proper basic knowledge of what to expect.
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Japan offers a vast array of opportunities, and while the areas we present here are not exhaustive nor "officially" the best, they are selected for their diversity, showcasing the wide range of features available in the country
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Tokyo's office market faced challenges during the pandemic, experiencing reduced foot traffic and increased vacancies. To adapt to shifting tenant needs and diversify income, upcoming developments are increasingly incorporating mixed-use elements. Projects like Tokyo Torch and Jingu Gaien reflect this trend, integrating sustainability and community amenities to attract and retain talent in Japan's competitive labor market.
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Avatar Capital Partners, a new Asia-based real estate fund manager, has acquired a 70-unit luxury residential development in central Tokyo at a 30% discount. Founded just three months earlier, the firm aims for substantial returns amidst rising inflation and tightening cap rates in Japan's recovering market. They focus heavily on multi-family investments and strategic collaborations with local developers for growth opportunities.
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Acquiring property in Japan presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities, especially for investors with commercial goals in mind, but the Japanese real estate market offers various strategies to suit different investment objectives.
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Foreigners are increasingly buying property in Japan, but it involves complexities. Key points include choosing buildings constructed post-1981, low property taxes, and favorable mortgage rates. However, obtaining mortgages without permanent residency is tough. Condos might have hidden high maintenance costs, and older homes often require significant repairs. Buyers should be well-informed to navigate Japan's buyer-friendly yet nuanced market.
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Japan's banking regulator ordered Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to improve compliance after breaches of "firewall" regulations. The Financial Services Agency mandated MUFG units to identify breach causes and submit improvement plans. The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission found unauthorized client information sharing and preferential lending rates, leading to penalties for MUFG Bank and its securities partnerships with Morgan Stanley.
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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.