Monthly Archives: July 2019

Japanese real estate essentials: What kind of laws do you need to understand before you buy a property in Japan ?

Here is  how it works : Japanese real estate essentials.

What kind of laws are protecting rights of your real estate in Japan ?

The civil law describes the general rules for the purchase and sales (and lease) of the property.

The civil law regulates ownership and superficies and also provide the definition of rights such as pledge and mortgage.

As a conventional individual, I think you only need to know how the mortgage works in Japan.

The land lease and building lease law, which is special law of civil law, provides

the general rules of land lease and building lease.

The act on sectional ownership of buildings provides the general rules on sectional ownership, meaning

the law is for the condominiums.

The real estate registration law is for the real estate registration system.

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Soak feeling the wind from the ocean? Interesting opportunity : Atami onsen resort (YouTube)

Soak feeling the wind from the ocean?

Some outside baths in Atami is only 5m away from the ocean. 

You can soak feeling the wind from the ocean.

Atami is a very popular getaway destination and is renown of the onsen in the area.

It is also one of the primary locations for diving in Izu.

I visited Atami in May 2019 with a client.
You can enjoy the great ocean view from the hot onsen tub in Japanese style hotels.

It has been dead for a long time but regained the tourists for a last
few years.

It is now one of the hottest tourists spots near Tokyo.

It is only 60 min away from Tokyo and you can take shinkansen from there.

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Real estate investment in Japan : Beautiful Stories, Hard Realities

Beautiful Stories, Hard Realities

Real estate agents/realtors are always holding seminars in Tokyo, Osaka and elsewhere, luring in amateur investors (for Japanese investors so far)

and telling them beautiful stories of how this person or that person got rich in the property market.

I never exaggerate such successes in my seminars, although of course they do exist.

Instead, I always tell the audience true stories from my experience and those of other clients and inexperienced investors, and in particular about the mistakes made.

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