How to Buy a Home in Japan as a Foreigner: And How to Get the Best Financing Terms

The latest installment in our popular series on how to buy your dream home (not investment property) in Japan. Doors open at 10:45AM. The seminar will be held from 11AM to Noon.

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  • Host:
    Real Estate Japan
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  • Time:
    11:00 am
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  • Location:
    4F Higashi-Azabu IS Bldg. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo
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Due to the guidelines announced recently by the Japanese government to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we will be cancelling this event. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at a future seminar on this topic.



Real Estate Japan Inc. is pleased to present the latest installment in our popular series of seminars on buying your dream home in Japan. We had a great turnout for our first joint seminar with Century21 Nisshin Kogyo in early February. This will be our second seminar with their bilingual team.

In this seminar, we will cover the basics of buying a home, including:

  • Real estate market trends
  • Interest rates
  • Financing options based on your visa status
  • Government subsidies to help you with a home purchase
  • Tax benefits and tax deductions
  • How to negotiate the purchase price
  • Q&A session

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner, Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.

Private consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate in the form below a few dates and times when you would be available for a meeting following the seminar.

Our partner, Century21 Nisshin Kogyo is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.
  • Century21 Nisshin Kogyo’s agents can help foreigners find a home in the following areas: Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba.

The seminar is free, but seating is limited and previous seminars have filled up quickly, so please register below.

Real Estate Japan Inc. staff will be providing English-Japanese interpretation for speakers and attendees.

The seminar will be held in the meeting rooms at Real Estate Japan Inc., which shares offices with GPlus Media Inc. We are located on the 4th floor of the IS Building in Higashi Azabu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lead photo: View of Kyoto, stock photo

GPlus Media Inc. Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, Representative Director Atsunori Kawamata

Prior to founding Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, he was employed at a property development company and participated in a resort-building project for Onward Hotel in Guam. This sparked a strong interest in overseas culture and led him to study abroad in the United States. Currently, he is active in a wide range of real estate activities spanning property leasing, buying/selling, management and construction projects with a focus on multifaceted client support. He established the Overseas Business Division to better serve foreigners within the Japanese real estate market.

Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, Overseas Division Shinji Nakano

His strength is an ideal combination of strong customer service skills and cultural understanding from seven years of international living. He always strives to closely match each client's individual perspective and needs. Please look forward to top-quality customer service and a quick response!

Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, Overseas Division Emily Chern

She was born and raised in the United States and began studying Japanese from a young age. She worked in freelance event marketing and interpreting for several years before relocating to Japan in 2016. Since arriving in Tokyo in 2017, she has been active in the foreigner-specialized real estate niche, working with a wide range of both individual and corporate clients.

Century21 Nisshin Kogyo, Overseas Division Airi Tanaka

A Tokyo native, she has been actively exposed to English-language culture since childhood and joined the Overseas Division out of a desire to provide foreign customers with a sense of Japanese hospitality. She is proud to offer exceptional attention to detail, stemming from seven years of service-industry experience.


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