Tokyo Real Estate News & Information

Tokyo's Property Market & Useful Tips for Property Owners

Stay informed on Tokyo land prices, redevelopment projects, taxes on Japanese real estate, real estate terms, and more. We provide useful news and information especially for foreigners (non-residents) interested in buying, selling, and owning properties in Tokyo.

A Simple Guide to Home Insurance in Japan

Living in Japan as a foreigner, you may face challenges due to culture shock, language barriers and just plain cross-cultural misunderstanding. But beyond these obvious daily experiences, foreign residents may also have to overcome hurdles in times of stress or disaster. When you own or rent a prop…

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Insurance for Flood Disaster (water damage) caused by heavy rain, typhoons, and others

Over the past few years, large-scale flood damages have frequently occurred in various parts of Japan due to typhoons and local heavy rains. Almost every year in some part of Japan there is heavy rainfall the likes of which is only seen once every few decades and due to this heavy rainfall, the ris…

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Foreigner’s Inheritance Measures - 5 Advantages to making a will in Japan

These days, more and more foreigners are becoming owners of real estate property in Japan. If they have Japanese spouses, their spouses may have explained to them how the inheritance system in Japan works. However, as most foreign owners bought their real estate properties in Japan not to use as th…

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Land value trends in 100 selected districts of Japan’s major cities

Declined in 40% districts due to the influence of the new coronavirus pandemic On April 21st the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released a report on the land value trends for the second quarter of 2020 (April 1 to July 1) in 100 selected districts of Japan’s major cities. T…

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New Laws for Old Buildings

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) The Problem Japanese news outlets have recently reported on a new and revised legislation, to be enacted in 2022, which would apply to the management of apartm…

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How to rent out a residential property – Long-term vs Short-term vs Minpaku (Vacation Rentals)

There are various lease methods for managing a real estate property (a house and an apartment room) for investment. These methods include a short-term lease called minpaku (lodging at a private residence for example Airbnb/Vacation Rentals), weekly apartments, monthly apartments, a long-term lease w…

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English-speaking Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Japan

We would like to introduce you to some English-speaking real estate agents and professionals located throughout Japan. When conducting a real estate transaction, it is often said that you should work with a real estate agent from the location of the property if possible. A local real estate agent wi…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2020

On July 1st, the National Tax Agency released its annual average roadside land prices for 2020 (calculated as of January 1st). The national average for the average roadside land price has risen by 1.6% since the previous year making this the 5th consecutive year it has risen. The prefectural average…

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What to do if I can't find a tenant?

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) The Income Stream Paradigm Investment properties are, generally, only as good as the rental income they generate. Sure, there are speculative markets and strat…

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My Tenant Died In My Property - When Tenants Become Sick or Die

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) When Tenants Become Sick or Die While Japanese tenants, from a landlord perspective, are normally extremely docile and headache free, and while tenancies are g…

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