What is Toki (Real Estate Registration) in Japan and Why is it important?

What is Toki (Real Estate Registration) in Japan? Toki (登記) is a system for recording information about land and buildings in the tokibo real estate register (登記簿) managed by the Legal Affairs Bureau. Each piece of land or building in... More

Meet the Team at RE/MAX Amistad: A leading full-service, bilingual brokerage in Tokyo

[SPONSORED CONTENT] One of the biggest challenges for foreigners trying to buy and sell property in Japan is overcoming the language barrier and getting transparent information about the real estate market. With Japan re-opening its borders to the world and... More

Sale prices for new condominiums in Tokyo at near record highs, but supply sluggish

Condominium developers in the greater Tokyo area have been hit hard by high material costs this year, as inflation has not spared the building industry. This is one of the key reasons why supply of new condominiums in the capital... More

Japan to require homes to meet energy-saving standards to qualify for Flat 35 Mortgages starting April 2023

Starting in April 2023, Japan will introduce a home energy-saving requirement to the popular Flat 35 home loan program. This measure will be introduced two years ahead of the already announced energy-saving standards that will be mandatory for all new... More

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

In August, the average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the greater Tokyo region fell and supply plummeted year-on-year, as suppliers pulled back on releasing new units for sale. The average sales price for a new apartment sold... More

Where residential land prices rose the most in 2022: Behind the headline numbers

On September 20th, the Ministry of Land announced that the average price of residential land in Japan rose 0.1%, the first time in 31 years that residential land prices increased year-0n-year. This is a big milestone in the economy’s long... More

Bilingual Property Manager in Japan Focuses on Transparency, Maximizing Profits: Axios Management

When getting started in residential property investment, the biggest mistake that many newcomers make is failing to choose a good property manager. This problem is magnified when you are looking to buy an income-producing property in Japan as an overseas... More