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PLAZA HOMES offers various information about Real Estate News, Property Info. , Market Info., Events & Life in Tokyo, Useful Tips for Investors, etc.

 

Traditional Japanese festivals in Tokyo – 2018 Summer

Tuesday June 12, 2018

   Matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival. It is a local festival celebrated by the local people in different areas in Japan. In the summer time, matsuri is held everywhere all across Japan and dates vary from area to area. The usu...

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English-Speaking Maid and House Cleaning Services Guide

Friday June 8, 2018

Between overtime and post-work drinks, being a professional in Tokyo can leave you with precious little time to spare for other tasks like keeping your home in the best possible condition. Of course, when you do have free time, you proba...

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Owning a Japanese Ski Holiday Property

Friday June 8, 2018

This is article was provided by Mr. Ziv Nakajima-Magen, a partner and executive manager at Nippon Tradings International.    Winter Is Coming Japan is internationally renown for having some of the world’s best winter sports hotspots – a...

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Fireworks (Hanabi) Festival in Tokyo 2018

Friday June 1, 2018

Each year, there are many beautiful firework events light up the sky during the summer in Japan. Japan is known to have the most beautiful fireworks in the world. Fireworks in Japan have been used in the Olympic in the past. These are t...

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Japan's Dress Code: Understanding Japanese Business, Wedding and Funeral Attire

Tuesday May 1, 2018

As a largely conservative society, Japan has different standards to Western countries in many aspects of life–including dress code. If you’re keen not to offend and want to be sartorially prepared, keep reading for some practical Japanes...

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An Introduction to Cruise Travel for Expats in Japan

Monday April 23, 2018

Due to the convenience of being able to visit multiple countries in one trip, travel by cruise ship has been gaining popularity worldwide. We here at PLAZA HOMES would like to introduce various cruises for expats living in Japan that dep...

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Plastic Surgery Tokyo: Expat’s Guide to English-Speaking Surgeons

Thursday April 12, 2018

Though Tokyo is the central hub of plastic surgery in Japan, its influence on Japanese culture affects the entire country and all members of society, including men, women, and children. While evolving beauty standards continue to drive t...

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Tokyo Planetarium Guide for a Truly Out of This World Japan Experience

Thursday April 12, 2018

Japan’s many planetariums are a great attraction for both locals and sightseeing visitors alike. A type of “star theater” for learning about astronomy and the universe around us, planetariums allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of the sta...

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Official Land Prices of Japan in 2018 – Increase of price rise in Tokyo Commercial and Residential Areas

Wednesday April 11, 2018

On March 27, 2018, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1, 2018. The data for 2018 shows a 0.7% nationwide increase in the average price fluctuation for all types...

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Renting Property with a Pet in Japan

Tuesday April 3, 2018

It is common practice that residential properties in Japan have very strict rules regarding the ownership of pets. These rules are decided and enforced by the building owner and or management. If you would like to have a pet or already h...

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Japan Courier Services Combine Convenience, Efficiency and Innovation

Tuesday April 3, 2018

Courier services in Japan are second to none, both for efficiency and innovation—ever thought of easily and quickly getting your luggage delivered from the airport or your skis to your resort? In Japan, this is not only possible, but an...

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Home Inspections in Japan

Thursday March 15, 2018

While common in Western countries, in Japan home inspections before purchasing or selling a home is rare. The Japanese government is currently pushing forward the development of laws regarding effective use of home inspections when purch...

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Use of Home Inspection upon Selling and Buying an Existing house

Wednesday March 14, 2018

As a measure for facilitating the purchase of pre-owned homes, the government has decided to amend the “Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business” Act. The changes will be put into effect in April, 2018. In the amended law, the go...

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Housing Policy in Japan – Pre-owned Housing Market

Monday March 5, 2018

Since 2006, Japan’s housing policy has been shifting from a supply of newly built housing to focusing on the effective use of pre-owned housing stock. Here is an introduction to the present trend of Japan’s housing market and the measure...

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Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 2018 - A Brief Guide to Hanami Culture & List of Popular Spots

Tuesday February 13, 2018

As it is becoming warmer in March sooner than usual, and is expected to continue into early April, the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom sooner than is usual. According to the latest forecast (as of March 14th) by the Japan Weather A...

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Child Car Seat Safety in Japan

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Those with children coming to Japan and planning to drive will need to know the laws regardingchild safety in cars. Some might be surprised at either the strictness or laxness of the laws depending on what country you originated from. T...

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Japanese Real Estate 2017-2018 Summary, Predictions

Tuesday January 23, 2018

This is article was provided by Mr. Ziv Nakajima-Magen, a partner and executive manager at Nippon Tradings International. It’s that time of year again – as 2018 kicks into gear, all major real-estate industry players have published the...

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Gifts for Japanese Businesspeople: Etiquette Tips for Expats

Thursday January 18, 2018

For Western expats living in Japan, the frequency and occasion of giving and receiving gifts may be surprising. Not only are gifts given between loved ones and friends as is the case in most cultures around the world, but they are routin...

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An expat's advice on food, culture, and cost of living in Japan

Wednesday January 17, 2018

This article is written from the point of view of a UK expat and has information that can be helpful to those new to Japan. On the 7th of January 2017, my partner and I moved from a small coastal town in the UK to a town in Itabashi, Tok...

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Reconstruction of an old apartment building – Rebuilt examples and problems

Friday January 5, 2018

According to information from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, it is estimated that the number of apartments over 40 years old throughout Japan will be as many as 730,000 in 2018. As of 2013, there are only 183 cases i...

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Tokyo Living Info. for Expats

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Tokyo Living Guide for Expats

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The Market Rate for Rents for Expat Standard Properties in Tokyo

We provide luxurious, rental property information geared towards foreigners, as well as average rental fees of luxurious rental properties by area and by property type, etc.mainly around the most popular areas for foreign expats residing in Tokyo.

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