Tokyo’s Fastest Growing Areas in 2016 and Why People Are Moving There

For the 20th consecutive year Tokyo had more people living in or moving into the area than leaving. This is according to the results of the Basic Register of Residents (住民基本台帳 juumin kihon daichou) released by Japan’s Ministry of Internal... More

How Foreigners View the Japanese Real Estate Market: Ministry of Land Survey Results

In an effort to boost the Japanese real estate market, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has been focusing on increasing market transparency, especially with respect to the participation of non-Japanese in domestic real estate transactions. The... More

Property Management

What Happens When a Tenant is Delinquent With Rent in Japan?

By Erik Oskamp In general, Japanese renters pay their rent on time, but if they don’t pay, it can be difficult to collect. As a landlord, what are your options? Legal Procedures When a renter stops paying their rent, nominally,... More

User Survey

My Ideal Apartment in Japan: User Survey

The purpose of this survey is to get your opinion on your ideal living situation in Japan, specifically with respect to the location, features and amenities that you would like to have in a Japanese apartment. We would like to... More

GPM Housing Service

Move in by March 31, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free Rent

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GPM Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GPM Housing Service: Choose from 2,700+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlord to be rented to... More

Property Management

Seasonality in the Residential Rental Market in Japan

By Nils Herchenroeder, Tokyu Housing Lease Corporation Many owners who have just purchased a residential property in Japan ask us how long it usually takes to find a tenant for their property. While this question is hard to answer because it... More

No Key Money Apartments in Tokyo Are Not Hard to Find

Key money (reikin, 礼金) is often cited as one of the most peculiar and frustrating aspects of renting an apartment in Japan. In this article we explain why it is, in fact, not difficult to find a “no key money”... More