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Tokyo Property Headlines – Mid September

A number of news sources have recently pointed to more evidence that the Japanese economy – more specifically the Abenomics transformation of it – has turned a corner. Some key talking points are being raised – and for those considering buying a home or investing in the Tokyo property market – these should be of […]

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Tenant Testimonials

Everybody who stays at an apartment managed by Housing Japan expects the highest-level of customer care, and to make sure we are living up to that expectation we ask guests to provide feedback from time-to-time. The below is a sample of recent reviews that people have been kind enough to share with us.   The […]

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Don’t Look Back in Anger

One time very long ago in my career, I had a client that wished to purchase a unit in a well known central Tokyo tower. The asking price of that unit was ¥500,000,000. At the time I wasn’t blessed with the experience I have today and asked the seller’s agent what the lowest price the […]

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The Housing Japan Magazine, 2017

The new edition of the Housing Japan Magazine, our look at fine-living, good travel and fantastic shopping in Tokyo, is out now. The 2017 edition once again features some exceptional photography, courtesy of one of the city`s leading professionals, Alfie Goodrich. Our main features cover the latest in the Tokyo property market, as well as […]

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Financing Options are Increasing for Foreigners

Real estate financing options, foreign and Japanese alike, have been getting better and better as the year progresses. And it’s a trend that looks to continue at least until the Olympics. In January of this year, the Bank of Japan shocked economists worldwide by announcing a tiered negative interest rate policy compelling every bank operating […]

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Should I rent or buy in Japan?

Its a familiar enough choice, one that individuals and families face up to everyday, all over the world. Is it better to rent or to buy my home? So how about when it comes to Tokyo? Just as those in London, Sydney or New York will be considering wether or not it is worth arranging […]

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The Housing Japan Magazine

Housing Japan has released the 10th edition of the annual Housing Japan magazine, a guide to fine dining, good travel and fantastic shopping in the world`s greatest city, Tokyo. This year`s edition features some exceptional photography, courtesy of one of the city`s leading professionals, Alfie Goodrich. We also take time to interview up-and-coming model Norie, […]

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Mori Building to Transform Tokyo`s Toranomon District

Toranomon Hills has been one of the stand out developments in Tokyo in recent years; its striking architecture, scale and amenities have transformed the once dire Toranomon area into a fashionable business hub. The facility, which adheres to Mori`s city-within-a-city concept includes luxury hotel, high-end office space, restaurants, boutique retail, event spaces, garden area and […]

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What 2016 means for Tokyo Real Estate

2015 was a monumental year not only for real estate but for Japan overall.  To the vast relief of this author, most of the predictions made at the beginning of 2015 have turned into reality. Looking forward into the unknown that 2016 will bring, we can see some evidence that the grand experiment called Abenomics […]

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