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.

“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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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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Japan Rent Relief Grants - Housing Security Benefits

The Japanese Government provides Rent Relief Grants - Housing Security Benefits (住居確保給付金 - Jûkyo Kakuho Kyûfukin) for a certain period of time for people who have trouble with paying rent due to the loss of job, closing of a business, or falling into a situation equivalent to these. This system's…

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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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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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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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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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