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So what`s after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

  • 2018/09/18
  • Japan Property News

The future after the Tokyo Olympics Many people predict that the property boom fueled by the Olympics will take a sudden dive right after 2020. How...

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Tokyo`s Residential Price Index.

  • 2018/09/18
  • Japan Property News

The MLIT announced Japan`s residential price index for May of 2018. Comparing to last year, prices have risen for all residential property types with ...

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Shibuya Station receives bigtime make-over

  • 2018/09/18
  • Japan Property News

Shibuya Station`s Transformation Shibuya Station is famous for its dungeon-like train station, cross walk that is used by roughly 500k people each ...

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Occupancy rate of grade A offices in Tokyo

  • 2018/09/18
  • Japan Property News

How is the occupancy  for high end offices in Tokyo?   On August of 2018, JLL announced their market report of Tokyo Grade A offices. The office...

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Are Wooden Apartment Blocks a Good Investment? A look at the advantages and disadvantages.

  • 2018/09/06
  • Property purchase related

The material that a building is made of-wood, reinforced concrete, or steel-plays a major role in real estate investment. Here we will explain the ba...

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Buying Floor Area: What are Sky Rights?

  • 2018/08/22
  • Japan Property News

There is almost a definite maximum to the total floor space of most properties. The floor area ratios for structures on smaller lots drive a lot pe...

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Investing in Japan`s Central City, Nagoya

  • 2018/08/20
  • Japan Property News

Why not consider Nagoya City to invest?? Nagoya, which is in Aichi Prefecture, is well known for being located in the center of Japan. It is a majo...

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New Maglev = Linear Chuo Shinkansen Line=Further Growth for Tokyo

  • 2018/08/17
  • Japan Property News

New Line = New Growth   Shinagawa station which is next to Tamachi station will be the new starting terminal for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen. Thi...

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City banks and investors around Japan focusing on Tokyo

  • 2018/08/17
  • Japan Property News

The focus on Tokyo Many city banks and domestic investors across Japan are focusing on real estate investment into Tokyo since a few years back. On...

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Is your choice a vacant property? Or a tenanted property?

  • 2018/08/17
  • Property purchase related

Is your choice a vacant property? Or a tenanted property?   When searching for property investments these are two choices that are always there....

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Vital sections of the Explanation of Important Matters

  • 2018/07/23
  • Japan Property News

Required before signing the sales contract, the Explanation of Important Matters is one of the largest hurdles in purchasing residential property in J...

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What do you mean my property shrank?!: Checking roads when purchasing property

  • 2018/07/18
  • Japan Property News

In the world of real estate, roads are the seams that bind all properties together in a complex web that weaves its way through the country. Japan, wi...

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How do Tax Reductions for Residential Real Estate Work in Japan?

  • 2018/06/26
  • Japan Property News

Tax Reductions for Residential Building Acquisitions After finalizing the deal, paying all of the fees, setting up loan payments, and signing the c...

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Should you jump into a purchase just because the yield is high??

  • 2018/06/25
  • Property purchase related

When browsing the property options for your next real estate investment, you often see property with yields such as 9%! 10%! 15% and etc. The yield nu...

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Yokohama, the Bay city and its value

  • 2018/06/25
  • Other News

Yokohama, the Bay city and its value   Yokohama is located south of Tokyo and is the 2nd largest city by population. It only takes approximately...

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Number of Passengers in Musashi Kosugi Increases 180% in 5 Years Results of the 12th Urban Transport Census

  • 2018/06/22
  • Japan Property News

Increase in Female Commuters in All Urban Centers The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has announced the results of the Urba...

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What is the Lifespan of a Japanese Condominium?

  • 2018/06/20
  • Property purchase related

How long can you live in a used condominium after purchase? Condominiums in Japan are demolished in their prime?! May 2013: Dojunkai apartment b...

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IoT x Property, the evolution of living standards

  • 2018/06/19
  • Japan Property News

It is now 2018, 18 years into the 21st century and many “things” are starting to be connected to the internet whether it be “big data” which we at LIF...

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3 Aspects to Consider when Buying a Studio Apartment in Japan

  • 2018/05/08
  • Property purchase related

Finding the right one-room studio apartment in Japan can be a challenge. But with the right professional information, you will know the important ques...

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Commercial Land Prices Picking up Momentum

  • 2018/04/10
  • Japan Property News

Increase in Commercial Land Prices   With the progression of redevelopment and growing tourists visiting areas other than major cities, the comm...

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Norway Pension fund enters Japan market, and wants more.

  • 2018/03/26
  • Japan Property News

Norway Pension fund acquires their 1st property in Tokyo   In 2017 is when Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the Government Pension Fund Globa...

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Rakuten and LIFULL to start Short Term Stay company

  • 2018/02/19
  • Other News

Rakuten LIFULL STAY   One of the largest IT service company in Japan, Rakuten, and the property portal website with the most property listings i...

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When Investing in a 2nd Hand Property

  • 2017/12/12
  • Property purchase related

Points to look out for when investing in a 2nd hand property. Demerits when comparing to a Brand New property   According to data taken in 20...

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New Subway Line in Tokyo

  • 2017/11/24
  • Other News

Tokyo to get two new subway lines to add to the collection   The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced plans to construct two new subw...

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Foreigner Population in Tokyo

  • 2017/11/24
  • Japan Property News

Accelerating foreigners’ population growth in Greater Tokyo   The population in Japan has decreased compared with 2016, however the population o...

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