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Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents.
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Foreign companies and individuals in China and Hong Kong are targeting Japan’s real estate, including areas of forest and land with access to water resources in the Kyushu region, prompting concerns from local governments and residents.
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The government’s current wood utilization strategy targets buildings with up to three stories, but it will expand the coverage to structures with four or more stories in response to technological innovation, the sources said.
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It has been more than a year since COVID-19 transformed the world, forcing changes in lifestyle, imposing restrictions across businesses -- without warning, without bias. In the investment world, the priority became “flight to safety,” which has historically always favored the land of the rising sun. Japan stands as a self-sustaining market with deep domestic demand, less reliant on foreign trade. A country with relatively stable currency. A national environment unlikely to be affected by geopolitical risk. Here is how various sectors of the Japanese property market have maintained their stability over the last year -
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Japan is bolstering its autonomous driving ambitions with a new project to be formally introduced Wednesday to expand the use of self-driving vehicles in more than 40 locations around the country by 2025. The “Road to the L4” project aims to popularize advanced mobility services including Level 4 autonomous driving, wherein vehicles can operate without a human at the wheel. It will include demonstrations of the technology to promote acceptance and understanding, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. One of the goals is to help revitalize communities. 
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Japanese land prices fell for the second straight year as the country's closed borders and state of emergency curbs to combat the coronavirus pandemic hit demand for new restaurants and hotels...
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Assuming you’ve established some key relationships with local realtors in your areas of choice, you will sooner or later come across a potential deal which will suit your criteria. The process, from here on, is quite similar to what you’d expect in any country, but with a few important differences...
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The first step of your market research, and the most important building block of your future investment portfolio in the land of the rising sun, begins with what the Japanese value above all else – relationship building...