In these articles we provide information necessary to understand real estate in Japan. Topics covered include but are not limited to the characteristics and durability of Japanese buildings, the Building Standards Act pertaining to real estate in Japan, and an explanation on what the Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business Act is all about.

Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan

To make all structures, including rental apartments, as earthquake-resistant as possible, the Building Standard Act has been - and always will be - strictly reviewed to ensure that buildings can withstand earthquakes every time the country experiences a large earthquake. Earthquake-resistance str…

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