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.

Preventative Measures against flooding in the Tokyo metropolitan area

This year’s strongest typhoon–No. 19 (Hagibis)–has brought record breaking heavy rains throughout eastern Japan. It has caused the flooding of some major and numerous small rivers in various areas which caused significant damages to the nearby housing and infrastructure. Because of damage caused by…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Distance from Stations

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) It’s a well known fact that Japan’s public transport systems are among the world’s most efficient…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Commercial and Retail

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) According to JETRO (Japan’s governmental external trade agency), Japan boasts the world’s second…

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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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Standard Land Price for Tokyo in 2019 sees a 7 year consecutive increase

On September 19th, 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 (*la…

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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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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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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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