Bilingual Real Estate Agents Answer Your Questions on Renting an Apartment in Japan from Overseas

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with staff from Sumaino SEIKA, a multilingual real estate brokerage with offices throughout Japan. We submitted questions to Sumaino SEIKA from people who are planning or hoping to move to Japan sometime... More

Investing in Tokyo residential real estate from overseas: FAQs

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Mr.LAND Co. Ltd., a tri-lingual Tokyo-based real estate brokerage specializing in the sale and purchase of income properties for overseas clients. Below they provide insightful answers to FAQs on: What are... More

Investing in Japanese Contemporary Art: Interview with TriCERA

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Ms. Chiho Igarashi from TriCERA, an e-commerce platform and art advisory that connects Japanese artists with a worldwide audience. Ms. Igarashi answered readers’ questions on investing in contemporary Japanese art and... More

How anxious are you about the spread of the coronavirus in Japan? Resident Foreigner Survey Results

Tensions have been running high across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel that this is a good opportunity for us to come together and share our collective thoughts and concerns about the global crisis and... More

“Are you staying in this weekend?” — 4 Questions for Tokyo Residents, After the Govt Requests People to Stay Home

As reported by JapanToday, until two days ago, Japanese authorities had not imposed strict social distancing measures in Tokyo, home to nearly 14 million people. Only on Wednesday did Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike request that citizens stay indoors this weekend,... More

How Concerned About COVID-19 are Tokyo Residents? 7 Questions on What Life is Like in Tokyo Now

In Japan and overseas, we’re being bombarded with news about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Japan was one of first countries outside of China to be hit by the coronavirus but the infection rate is very low compared to most other countries.... More

Interview with Bilingual Real Estate Agent in Kyoto

Buying a Renovated Traditional Wooden House in Kyoto: Answers to FAQS about Kyoto Machiya

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Hachise, a leading bilingual agent, renovator, and property manager of Kyo-machiya (traditional wooden houses) in the city of Kyoto. In the past few years, the number of people interested in buying... More