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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.

Official Land Prices of Japan in 2017 – Increase of price rise in Tokyo Commercial and Residential Areas

On March 21th the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1st, 2017. The data points 0.4% increase of nationwide price fluctuation average (for all land usage) which has resulted in 2 year consecutive increase. The trend shows that op…

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Redevelopment Plan for the Toranomon-Azabudai District

On January 10th, ‘Tokyo metropolitan urban revitalization subcommittee’ of the central government’s National Strategic Special Zone Council for the Greater Tokyo Area held released an overview of the large scale redevelopment plan in the Toranomon-Azabudai District, which is projected and carried ou…

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Rent and Live in a House in Tokyo

To have privacy, independence and your own home in central Tokyo…      Advantages of living in a house:・ You can enjoy gardening and BBQs if the property has a garden.・ Open the windows on all four sides and get a great breeze.・ A sense of independence and privacy, such that you won’t be troubled b…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2016

A continued price increase seen in the 2016 official average roadside land prices of Japan. On July 1 the National Tax Agency released the average roadside land price in 2016 (as of January 1). The national average price has risen 0.2% from the last year, which is the first rise in the past 8 years…

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Extended Redevelopment Project of “TORANOMON HILLS” and the Plan for a New International Urban Center

Mori Building, a leading urban landscape developer, announced on April 13 an extended plan for large-scale redevelopment projects around the existing Toranomon Hills. The unveiled plans include the construction of two high-rise towers adjacent to Toranomon Hills and one multi-complex high-rise tower…

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Current new developments in Tokyo’s Koto-ward, Toyosu area, 2015

Toyosu 2-3 chome Area Town planning project On October 2001, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced “The Town Planning Policy for the area of Toyosu 1, 2, and 3 Chome”. It is a set of guidelines for planning the development of an attractive town in an integrated manner of approx. 60ha area o…

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Roppongi Redevelopment

Roppongi has been known as an international entertainment district to enjoy nightlife.  Many restaurants, bars, and clubs gather in Roppongi.  It is one of the most popular spots among foreigners who like to go out as well.  Roppongi has changed greatly due to redevelopment in the past 10 years, an…

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Large-scale redevelopment plans for the Yaesu district of Tokyo Station

Large-scale redevelopment plans have launched in the Yaesu district near Tokyo Station. There are 3 major redevelopment plans, which are “Yaesu 2-Chome North District Redevelopment” led by Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., “Yaesu 1-Chome East District Redevelopment” led by Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd., and “Tok…

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High Earthquake Resistant Office Buildings in Tokyo

In order to meet our customers’ needs, we have featured information for office buildings with heightened earthquake resistance in central Tokyo.  Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, people pay more attention to the earthquake tolerance of office buildings. As a result, the number o…

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About Residential Lease Property Management in Japan

What is the system for residential lease property management? This system is in fact an official registry created and controlled by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.  The Definition of Residential Lease Property Management (excerpted from the website of Ministry of Land, Infrastru…

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