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.

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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Capital Gains Tax when Selling Property in Japan

Here we would like to provide some guidance regarding what taxes are involved when selling your real estate property in Japan. When you have income from selling a real estate property–which is called “capital gains”–a national and local (inhabitant) income tax may be imposed on it. These taxation ra…

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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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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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English-speaking Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Japan

We would like to introduce you to some English-speaking real estate agents and professionals located throughout Japan. When conducting a real estate transaction, it is often said that you should work with a real estate agent from the location of the property if possible. A local real estate agent wi…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Deal Analysis 1 - Kawasaki City Studio Apartment

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) Kawasaki city, aside from its immediate proximity to central Tokyo – 15-20 minutes by train – is…

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