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.

PLAZA HOMES Featured in Newsweek International Magazine

The major weekly publication “Newsweek International” (Dec. 12, 2019) interviewed Kouya Kuwata–President of PLAZA HOMES–for their Japanese Real Estate special feature article. Article from Newsweek International Aside from the growing number of tourist arrivals, which has experienced double-digit…

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Deal Analysis Tokyo – Edogawa Hotel Room Unit

The following deal analysis was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) “Institutionalised” Sub-Leasing Arrangements Sub-leasing is a popular rental strategy, in which a tenant – usually a company specializing in short term r…

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Capital Gains Tax when Selling Property in Japan

Here we would like to provide some guidance regarding what taxes are involved when selling your real estate property in Japan. When you have income from selling a real estate property–which is called “capital gains”–a national and local (inhabitant) income tax may be imposed on it. These taxation ra…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Technological Innovation in Japan’s Real-Estate Property Market

The following is an excerpt from "Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2" by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) While Japan is considered by many to be a techno-geek’s paradise, those of us living here know al…

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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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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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Property Investment For Foreigners: Deal Analysis 1 - Kawasaki City Studio Apartment

The following is an excerpt from "Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2" by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) Kawasaki city, aside from its immediate proximity to central Tokyo – 15-20 minutes by train – is…

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Preventative Measures against flooding in the Tokyo metropolitan area

This year’s strongest typhoon–No. 19 (Hagibis)–has brought record breaking heavy rains throughout eastern Japan. It has caused the flooding of some major and numerous small rivers in various areas which caused significant damages to the nearby housing and infrastructure. Because of damage caused by…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Distance from Stations

The following is an excerpt from "Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2" by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) It’s a well known fact that Japan’s public transport systems are among the world’s most efficient…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Commercial and Retail

The following is an excerpt from "Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2" by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) According to JETRO (Japan’s governmental external trade agency), Japan boasts the world’s second…

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