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.

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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Web Seminar on Purchasing Real Estate in Japan for Foreigners

Real Estate Japan’s web seminar, “How to Buy a Home in Tokyo as a Foreigner” was held on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. One of our sales staff, Mr. Kubo participated by giving a talk on this session’s theme, “Real Estate Market Trends”. We would like to report that this webinar was a huge success w…

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Global Real Estate Investment - Tokyo ranked #1 in 2020

On December 2nd, 2020, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)—a real estate service giant—announced that commercial real estate investment in the Tokyo area for the period of January – September 2020 was higher than any other area in the world. For real estate investment, the Tokyo metropolitan area became the w…

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“Gaijin to Gaijin” – US Army & Navy Housing Real-Estate Property Investment Opportunities

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) The Premise At any given time, there are over 50,000 US army & navy troops stationed all around Japan, in 24 different bases & related military facilit…

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Standard Land Price for Tokyo in 2020 - a sudden deceleration in price rise

On September 29th, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the standard land prices for their selected points nationwide. On the same day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government also announced the land prices of their selected locations in Tokyo. The standard land price (*l…

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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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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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