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3 Reasons to Consider Investing in a Residential Apartment Building in Japan

Investing in a whole apartment building is not for everyone, but if you are looking to diversify your portfolio and/or are looking for a relatively stable income stream in Japan, residential apartment investing may be something to consider. Leveraging your... More

What can you buy in the Japanese countryside for $240,000 or Less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we feature homes in the Japanese countryside with a list price of $240,000 (¥25,000,000) or much less. To put this price point in perspective, according to Tokyo Kantei,... More

Average Price of a New Apartment in Greater Tokyo Rises for 8th Consecutive Year

In the first half of 2020, the average sales price of a new apartment in greater Tokyo reached ¥66,680,000 ($623,000), the eighth consecutive year in which the average price has increased in the first half of the year. This is... More

Real Estate Japan Picture of the Day – How long is the “life” of a house in Japan?

  Statutory Useful Life “Statutory useful life” is the depreciation period used to value a property for fixed asset taxes and is not the same as the actual number of years a house has been used. It is just the... More

How the coronavirus is affecting the Tokyo residential apartment market

The long-term effects of the coronavirus on the way we’ll live and work in the future are as yet unclear, but the pandemic has already left its mark on many aspects of our lives in just the past three months.... More

What you can buy in Japan for $250,000 or Much Less

In this installment of the what can you buy series, by popular request, we feature homes from around Japan with a listing price of $250,000 (about ¥27 million) or much less. To put this price point in perspective, according to... More

Kansai Area New Apartment Supply Plunges 84% in May to Lowest Level Since 1991

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REEI) said in its latest monthly report that the number of newly built condominiums released for sale in the Kansai area plummeted 84.6% year-on-year to 214 units in May, the lowest number since August... More