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2020 Important Events in Japan and the Japanese Real Estate Industry

The Tokyo Olympics are not the only big event that will take place this year in Japan. In this post we summarize the key events and dates that will affect the country, the Japanese real estate industry and life in... More

Buying an apartment in a high-rise tower mansion in Japan? Be aware of these potential risks

High-rise residential buildings are a hallmark of the Japanese urban landscape and a popular choice for homebuyers, but there are a number of risks specific to owning a unit in a tower mansion that prospective purchasers should know about. High-rise... More

What is the average sales price of an apartment in Osaka?

The average sales price of a new apartment sold in the Kansai region, which includes the city of Osaka, as of November 2019 was ¥35,320,000 (about $325,000). The average price per square meter was ¥628,000 (about $5,779), or about $536 per square... More

Most affordable places to buy an apartment in Japan: 2019 Ranking by Prefecture

Home affordability decreased for the average income earner in Japan this year. This is according to a data released by Tokyo Kantei, which shows that the nationwide income multiple (compared to the average price of a home) increased in 2019. As... More

Kansai Condominium Market Forecast 2020: Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe Supply and Prices

The Real Estate Economic Institute (REEI) has released its 2020 forecast for supply 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 the key... More

Tokyo Condominium Market Forecast 2020: Where are supply and sale prices headed?

The Real Estate Economic Institute (REEI) has released a cautiously optimistic 2020 forecast for supply and price trends in the new condominium market for the greater Tokyo area, which includes Tokyo and the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama. Below... More

What can you buy for $150,000 or less around Japan?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for about $146,000 (¥16,000,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, the average sales price of a... More