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.

Official Land Prices of Japan in 2020 – Tokyo’s price rise sees increase in Commercial Areas and slight decrease in Residential Areas

On March 18, 2020, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1, 2020. The data for 2020 shows a 1.4% nationwide increase in the fluctuation of the average prices for all types of land zoning and has also resulted in a 5 year consecu…

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Beware when Buying Old Condos!

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) The Attraction Individual condominium units in co-owned buildings are the most popular asset class in Japan’s real-estate property investment market - particul…

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Important Notice: Concerning preventative measures against the Coronavirus infection

Request to all Customers   Thank you for your understating and cooperation in taking the following measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and enabling us to protect you—our important client—and our staff. -Our staff are required to wear masks to protect themselves from the virus. We would lik…

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Is it Possible for a Foreigner to Rent a house in Japan?

With an increase in the number of foreign workers in Japan, the housing needs of foreigners in Tokyo and regional cities is increasing. When foreigners rent apartments or houses in Japan, they may come across some difficult situations due to the language barrier, Japanese business customs, or due to…

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Housing Loan FAQ for foreigner’s real estate purchase

We receive many inquiries about getting a housing loan from a Japanese bank at a lower interest rate from foreign customers who are considering purchasing real estate in Japan. We contacted a bank loan representative–who has experience providing foreigners with housing loans–about some of the most f…

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2020 Market Forecast for Expat Rental Properties in Tokyo

Expats Moving to Japan and the Tokyo Olympic Games In an average year many expat families arrive in Japan to start their house hunting from June to August, so that their children can start their new life in Tokyo in sync with the start of the new school term (September) of their children’s internat…

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Japan Real Estate Property Market – Annual Report 2019 - 2020

The Bigger Picture While 2018 was a year of investing outside of one’s backyard, 2019 became the year of finding an investment destination to venture to. Considering the fact that of all the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan is the only one with zero restrictions on foreign property owner…

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The Amendment of the Civil Code – Regarding the Guarantor of a Lease Contract

The Civil Code has been greatly amended for the first time since its establishment around 120 years ago. Some of the new amendments will start being enforced as early as April 1st of 2020. Among the amendments made at this time, the rules regarding the protection of a guarantor have been reinforced.…

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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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