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3 Rules for Living in a Japanese Apartment That You Should Know

There are a lot of rules that come with living in Japan. When it comes to apartments, things can get even more complicated. Signing a two year contract in a language you may or may not be able to fully... More

Living

The Other Hidden Costs of Living in a Japanese Apartment

When you’re trying to decide whether you can afford to move into a particular apartment in Japan, you should also remember the other hidden costs involved, not just things like the deposit or key money. In a previous article, we... More

Living

Five Space Saving Ideas For Living in a Japanese Apartment

In the spirit of osouji (end-of-the-year cleaning and de-cluttering) we take a look at some ingenious products available in Japan designed to help cramped apartment dwellers use the space in their home as efficiently as possible. 10cm (4 inch) wide Sliding Kitchen Rack... More

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, February 1st (Japan Standard Time).

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Listing Prices of Pre-Owned Apartments in Greater Tokyo Climb for 7 Consecutive Months

Sellers of pre-owned apartments in greater Tokyo continued to drive up listing prices in November for seven consecutive months of month-on-month increases. The asking price for an apartment listed for sale in the greater capital region hit ¥44,190,000 ($384,000 USD)... More

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Kansai Apartment Market Forecast: Trends to Watch for in 2022

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REERI) has released its 2022 forecast for supply and price trends in the new condominium market for the Kansai region, which consists of the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga. Below are... More

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Tokyo Apartment Market Forecast: Trends to Watch for in 2022

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REERI) has released its 2022 forecast for supply and price trends for the new condominium market for the greater Tokyo area, which includes Tokyo and the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama. Below are... More

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How to Sell Your Home in Japan – Whether You’re Living in Japan or Overseas

The next installment in our popular series of webinars on how to sell your home in Japan, with a focus on considerations for foreigners who currently own residential real estate in Japan. The seminar will be held live online on Saturday, January 15th from 11AM to 12:30PM (Japan Standard Time).

Seminars

How to Get a Business Start Up Visa, Permanent Residency, and Invest in Japanese Real Estate

The next installment in our popular series of webinars for foreigners who want to learn about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan. We Will also be covering the business start-up visa and how to invest in Japanese real estate. The seminar will be held live online on Tuesday, January 25th from 6:30PM to 8PM (Japan Standard Time).

Seminars

How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, January 4th (Japan Standard Time).

Living

Airlines Requested by Japanese Gov’t to Halt All New Reservations for Flights to Japan

Dec 2, 2021 @ 12:29pm JST story update: The Japanese government said Thursday it has withdrawn its request for airlines to completely stop taking reservations for inbound international flights this month in the wake of criticism the measure against the... More

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Student-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo – Here’s where to live if you’re on a budget!

This month we saw an increase in inquiries from people looking for student- and budget-friendly apartments in and around Tokyo, as can perhaps be expected with the news regarding the loosening of border restrictions. Below we feature the top three... More

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How much does an apartment cost in Osaka – November 2021 Update

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the city of Osaka was ¥39,460,000 ($349,000 USD) in October. This was a year-on-year drop of 3.3%, with the average sales price per square meter also dropping year-on-year to ¥805,000... More

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How much does an apartment cost in Tokyo – November 2021 Update

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the greater Tokyo region was ¥67,500,000 ($596,000 USD) in October. This was a year-on-year increase of 10.1% and up 2.5% compared to September. The average sales price per square meter... More

Seminars

How to Get a Business Start Up Visa, Permanent Residency, and Invest in Japanese Real Estate

The next installment in our popular series of webinars for foreigners who want to learn about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan. We Will also be covering the business start-up visa and how to invest in Japanese real estate. The seminar will be held live online on Tuesday, December 28th from 6:30PM to 8PM (Japan Standard Time).

Seminars

How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, December 7th (Japan Standard Time).

Living

I’m coming to Japan to study, help me find an apartment: Commuting to Suidobashi

In this installment of the “study here, live here” series, we feature neighborhoods that offer a great balance of short commute time to Suidobashi as well as high livability and affordable rent. In the last segment, we covered Yoyogi. Please click here... More

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How much does an apartment cost in Tokyo – October 2021 Update

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the greater Tokyo region was ¥65,840,000 ($578,000 USD) in September. This was a year-on-year increase of 13.3%. The average sales price per square meter was ¥989,000 ($8,674 USD), up 12.8%... More

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How much does an apartment cost in Osaka – October 2021 Update

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the city of Osaka was ¥40,820,000 ($359,000 USD) in September. This was a year-on-year drop of 29.7% but the average sales price per square meter was about flat year-on-year at... More

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Average Prices of Previously Owned Apartments in Tokyo Up for 15 Consecutive Months

Prices of previously owned apartments in Tokyo continued to climb in the last quarter (July to September), continuing a hot streak that has seen average listing prices rise for 15 consecutive months. The city of Tokyo (東京都) includes the Tokyo... More