Important Questions to Ask When Buying a House in Japan

Whether you are looking to buy a freestanding house or a condominium in a high-rise building in Japan, the first question to ask is always the same: what is the purpose of your purchase? Is the property going to serve... More

Japanese Condominium Law Slated for Major Overhaul

The Japanese government is planning to revise its law on condominiums—Act No. 69 of 1962: “Law Concerning Sectional Ownership of Buildings” (Japanese)—to make it easier for homeowners’ associations to gain approval for large-scale renovations of buildings. There are hundreds of... More


How can foreigners purchase real estate in Japan by Plaza Homes

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this video presentation, Haruka Haze, a bilingual real estate agent from Plaza Homes, gives a comprehensive overview of the main issues you need to know about when purchasing a residential property in Japan as a foreigner. How... More

Azuki Partners: Objective Real Estate Investment Advice for Foreigners in Japan

Japan has seen a tremendous surge in buyer interest in residential real estate in 2023. On Real Estate Japan, inquiries to bilingual agents handling properties for sale throughout the country have increased over 51% year-on-year in the first three months... More

Risks to watch out for when investing in a rental property in Japan

As international equity markets took a beating in 2022, many investors have looked to other sectors to shore up their portfolios. In the last few years, Japanese residential real estate has drawn a lot of attention from overseas investors because... More

How much does an apartment cost in Japan’s Kansai region? September 2022 Update

Average sales prices for newly constructed apartments in Japan’s Kansai region were down 1.2% year-on-year, marking two consecutive months of year-on-year declines. In contrast, supply increased year-on-year in September by 10.1% to 1,332 units, the second consecutive month of year-on-year... More

How much does an apartment cost in Tokyo – Sept 2022 Update

Sales prices of newly constructed apartments in the greater Tokyo region were up in September, as developers continued to rein in supply. The average sales price for a new apartment sold in the greater Tokyo metro region reached ¥66,530,000 ($450,000... More