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How the coronavirus is affecting the Tokyo residential apartment market

The long-term effects of the coronavirus on the way we’ll live and work in the future are as yet unclear, but the pandemic has already left its mark on many aspects of our lives in just the past three months.... More

Kansai Area New Apartment Supply Plunges 84% in May to Lowest Level Since 1991

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REEI) said in its latest monthly report that the number of newly built condominiums released for sale in the Kansai area plummeted 84.6% year-on-year to 214 units in May, the lowest number since August... More

Move In Date for Buyers of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village Apartments to be Delayed to 2024

The move-in date for buyers of the HARUMI FLAG apartments that are to be converted from the athletes’ village to residential use after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games is to be delayed by about a year. This is according to... More

Living in Japan

MUJI Products Coming Soon to Lawson and How Shopping Habits Are Changing in Japan

Lawson, one of Japan’s biggest convenience store chains, plans to tie up with Ryohin Keikaku to put MUJI-branded household products on its shelves. This is according to a report by the Nikkei newspaper. Lawson also plans to develop private-brand daily... More

Toranomon Hills Station – Newest Station on the Hibiya Line Since 1964 – Opens on June 6

Toranomon Hills Station, the newest station on the Hibiya line since the line opened in 1964, will open on June 6th. The station will be located between Kasumigaseki and Kamiyacho Stations and will also be connected directly to the BRT... More

Property Taxes for Homeowners in Japan Likely to Rise in 2021 Due to Tokyo Olympic Building Boom

Fixed asset taxes on property owned by households in Japan will very likely rise in 2021 due to the knock on effects of the Tokyo Olympic building boom. This is due to the method used by the Ministry of Internal... More

Kansai Area New Apartment Supply Falls to Lowest Level Since 1992

The Real Estate Economic Research Institute (REEI) said in a recent report that the number of newly built condominiums released for sale in the Kansai area fell 42.0% year-on-year to 494 units, the lowest number since August 1992. The huge... More