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Residential Land Prices Up in Japan for the First Time in 27 Years: Concentrated in Major Metro Regions

Land prices are on the rise throughout Japan, according to the latest Official Land Price survey. Here are the key takeaways from the 2019 Official Land Price (koji chika) that was released this month. Compared to 2018, there were 10%... More

What is the average purchase price for a new apartment in Tokyo? — 2018 Survey Results

The average purchase price for a new apartment sold in the greater Tokyo area  in 2018 was ¥54,520,000 (about $4496,000 USD). This is a YoY drop of 0.92% compared to 2017. This is according to a recent survey conducted by Recruit... More

What can you buy for $180,000 Around Japan?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by request we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for ¥20,000,000 ($180,000) or less. To put this budget in perspective, in 2018, the average listing price... More

Selling Property in Japan

How Much is My Property Worth? Top 5 Things That Affect the Appraised Value of Investment Properties in Japan

The price level of apartments in Japan has skyrocketed since 2012, and it is predicted that market prices will peak around the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In this article, we give an overview of the main factors that affect the... More

Buying a Home in Japan

Top 3 Factors That Affect a Building’s Earthquake Resistance: What to know before you buy a home in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop Most buyers in Japan are aware of the importance of assessing earthquake risk before buying a home here. As the events of March 11, 2011 and the earthquake of June 18th, 2018 in Osaka again showed us,... More

What can you buy for $90,000 in Cities Around Japan: From Sapporo to Fukuoka

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for ¥10,000,000 ($90,000) or less. To put this budget in perspective, in 2018, the average listing... More

Investing in Japanese Real Estate

7 Situations When You Should Consider Selling Your Residential or Investment Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Shinichi Kawamura on whether now is a good time to consider selling a residential or investment property in Japan. Mr. Kawamura is CEO of LINC Inc., a real estate consulting company... More