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Average sales price of a new apartment in Japan hits all-time high – 2021 Japan Year in Review

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in Japan reached a record high of ¥51,150,000 ($443,000 USD) in 2021 (up 2.9% compared to 2020) and the fifth consecutive year of year-on-year record increases. The average price per square... More

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How to Sell or Rent Out Your Home in Japan – Whether You’re Living in Japan or Overseas

The next installment in our popular series of webinars on how to sell or rent out your property in Japan, with a focus on considerations for foreigners who currently own residential property in Japan. The webinar will be held live online from 11AM to 12:30PM on Saturday, March 12th (Japan Standard Time).

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The webinar will be held live online on Tuesday, March 1st from 6:30PM to 7:30PM (Japan Standard Time).

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Top 5 No key money, No deposit, No agency fee apartments to Rent in Tokyo Now

High move-in costs can make it hard to move into a better apartment or to a location you want to live. On average, move-in costs in Tokyo can add up to between five and seven months’ rent. So one of... More

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Questions your real estate agent will ask when you’re renting an apartment in Japan

When you rent an apartment in Japan, you’ll have to have a lot of information on hand even before you step inside for your first room viewing. Here are the questions you should prepare for! Questions about yourself These are... More

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Average apartment price in Tokyo area hits record high in 2021, exceeding bubble era

The average unit price of a newly constructed condominium sold in the greater Tokyo region hit a record high of ¥62,600,000 ($550,000 USD) in 2021, up 2.9% year-on-year, and outstripping the previous high reached in 1990 during the asset bubble... More

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, February 1st (Japan Standard Time).

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Osaka Furnished Monthly Rentals – For Students and Foreigners Returning to Japan

Furnished monthly apartments are a popular option for students and people who are coming to Osaka for study or work; or who are in-between apartments and aren’t ready to sign a long-term lease. In Japan, the standard lease term is... More

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Tokyo Furnished Monthly Rentals – From ¥39,000 ($340 US) a Month

Furnished monthly apartments are a popular option for people who are new to Tokyo or who are in-between apartments and aren’t ready to sign a long-term lease. In Japan, the standard lease term is for a two-year contract. Apartments in... More

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, January 4th (Japan Standard Time).

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, December 7th (Japan Standard Time).

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Average Prices of Previously Owned Apartments in Tokyo Up for 15 Consecutive Months

Prices of previously owned apartments in Tokyo continued to climb in the last quarter (July to September), continuing a hot streak that has seen average listing prices rise for 15 consecutive months. The city of Tokyo (東京都) includes the Tokyo... More

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, November 2nd (Japan Standard Time).

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner: Webinar

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, October 5th (Japan Standard Time).

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What can you rent for $500 or less in metropolitan Tokyo?

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can rent at the very economical price point of $500 USD (about ¥55,000) or less a month in the Tokyo... More

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Work in Shinjuku, Live Near Shinjuku: Here’s what you can rent on a ¥290,000/month salary

Welcome to this installment in the “work here, live there” series! In this series, we pick currently open jobs listed on GaijinPot Jobs and give examples of affordable apartments for that approximate salary. Our selection from GaijinPot Jobs this time is... More

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Where rent has been rising (and falling) in Japan since the start of the pandemic

Over a year into the pandemic, as Tokyo has seen a net population lost to other prefectures, including the net movement of resident foreigners away the capital, what are we seeing in terms of average rent data in the greater... More

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5 Pet-Friendly Apartments in and around Tokyo you can rent now – July 2021 Edition

In this series, we feature recommended pet-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo. It can be difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment because pet-friendly properties represent only a fraction of apartment listings in Japan, but it’s not impossible! A good thing... More

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Average prices of previously owned apartments in Tokyo up for 12 consecutive months

Home buyers in greater Tokyo have continued to vote with their wallet in the year or so since the capital entered the first COVID state-of-emergency, as home prices in the capital region have persisted in climbing month-on-month and year-on-year. The... More

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Tokyo Short-Term Apartments – Why choose a short-term apartment over a long-term rental?

In this article, we go over the advantages and disadvantages of renting a short-term apartment in Tokyo and give examples of different types of short-term apartments you can rent now. Why choose a short-term apartment Some things to be aware... More