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.

Information on Emergency and Disaster Prevention for Foreign Residents – Interview of NHK WORLD-JAPAN

This year’s strongest typhoon–No. 19 (Hagibis)–has passed through eastern Japan and has caused record breaking damages in various areas, including the Tokyo metropolitan area. As the damage caused by typhoons and torrential rains has become more and more serious over the past few years, we highly re…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Where to Buy

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) Japan’s current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has taken some serious steps aimed at re-introducing h…

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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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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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The Latest Modern Japanese Bathrooms

As you may have guessed from Japan's Hot Spring culture, Japanese people love taking baths. Japanese bathrooms are structured not only for taking a shower but also for soaking in a bath. In contrast to some western cultures where people shower in the morning as a way to wake up and start the day,…

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How to Start a Business in Japan

For those who already have an established company abroad and would like to expand their business to Japan, there are 3 types of operations you can choose from to incorporate your business. You can either establish a Representative Office, a Branch Office, or a Subsidiary Company. In Japan, a Repre…

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