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.

Property Investment For Foreigners: How to Screen Tenants

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) Q: I understand there is no credit check system in Japan, so how do I check out a potential tenant…

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Deal Analysis – Itoshima City Holiday Apartment

In this article, we will review and analyse a sample deal facilitated on behalf of one of our clients, in Itoshima city. A beach-side community, located approximately 30 minutes by train to the West of Fukuoka city, the metropolitan centre of the Kyushu landmass and Western Japan’s unofficial capit…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2019

On July 1st, the National Tax Agency released its annual average roadside land prices for 2019 (calculated from January 1st). The national average for the average roadside land price has risen by 1.3% since the previous year making the 4th consecutive year it has risen. The prefectural average for t…

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Land for Sale:Minami-azabu 3-chome, Minato-ku

Introducing Land for Sale with 107.44㎡ in 3-chome, Minami-Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, within walking distance of Azabujuban and Hiroo Station. It is located on the hill top in 3-chome, Minami-Azabu, having lush greenery of nearby Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park and Azabu Undojo, and various cultural faci…

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Foreigner’s Inheritance Measures - 6 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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The Services Provided by Judicial Scriveners in Japan

A judicial scrivener is a legal professional who assists clients with real estate registration procedures, and provides other various services for representing clients during real estate transactions. Keeping a close contact with our everyday life, a judicial scrivener’s role is to protect the prope…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Financing Options & Guest-Houses

Q: As a non-resident of Japan, can I buy any property in Japan without restrictions? I am thinking of buying a 200-year-old residential landed property in the outskirts of Tokyo for my own stay purposes, and maybe as a guesthouse as well. Am I entitled to get a loan from a Japanese financial instit…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Japan’s Abandoned Homes

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) Q: There is talk of a large number of properties that have been abandoned in rural areas due to no…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Japan's Earthquakes & Other Natural Disasters

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) Q: Japan is extremely susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Japan’s Debt & Demographics Issues

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) Q: It’s no secret that Japan is struggling with the impact of aging demographics – in fact, it’s t…

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