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Average Price of an Apartment in Japan in 2020 – Ranked by Prefecture

In this article we rank Japan’s 47 prefectures by the average listing price for a re-sale apartment. What is the average price of an apartment in Japan? It can be misleading to present average price data out of context, since... More

Property Taxes for Homeowners in Japan Likely to Rise in 2021 Due to Tokyo Olympic Building Boom

Fixed asset taxes on property owned by households in Japan will very likely rise in 2021 due to the knock on effects of the Tokyo Olympic building boom. This is due to the method used by the Ministry of Internal... More

Kansai Area New Apartment Supply Falls to Lowest Level Since 1992

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REEI) said in a recent report that the number of newly built condominiums released for sale in the Kansai area fell 42.0% year-on-year to 494 units, the lowest number since August 1992. The huge... More

Tokyo New Apartment Supply Sinks to Lowest Level Since 1973 on Impact of Coronavirus

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REEI), a Tokyo-based think tank, announced that the number of newly built condominiums put on the market for sale in the greater Tokyo area fell 51.7% year-on-year to 686 units, the lowest number since... More

Come Home to this Centrally Located 1LDK Apartment For Sale in Shibuya!

There are many reasons why Shibuya is one of the most sought after areas to live in Tokyo. Living in one of the capital’s premiere city centers will keep your commute reasonable and make it easy to enjoy everything Tokyo... More

Coronavirus Tax Relief Measures – For Individuals, Homeowners and Small Businesses in Japan

Many households and companies in Japan have been hit by a sharp drop in income as a result of official requests for companies to suspend operations and for individuals to exercise self-restraint in leaving their homes. To deal with the... More

What can you buy for $150,000 (Or Much Less) around Japan?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan at the popular $150,000 (¥16,000,000) price point. To put this price point in perspective, In December 2019, the average listing... More