Transforming Akiya(unused house) into a Hotel?: Navigating the Legal Maze for a Successful Investment

 

Contemplating Purchasing

Akiya and Turning It into a Hotel?

Uncover the Legal Considerations

for Change of Use

 

If you’re mulling over the idea of buying an Akiya (unused house) in Japan

 

and converting it into a hotel, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself

 

with the legal considerations involved in modifying the property’s purpose.

 

In this blog post, we’ll highlight the primary aspects you need to

 

keep in mind before diving into this thrilling endeavor.

 

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Invest in Japan’s Cultural Heritage: How Foreign Buyers Can Transform Abandoned Akiya Homes into Profitable Ventures

Invest in Japan’s Cultural Heritage:

 

How Foreign Buyers Can Transform

 

Abandoned Akiya Homes

 

into Profitable Ventures

 

 

As Japan’s population declines and properties go unclaimed, an emerging segment of buyers is seeking out

 

rural architecture in need of renovation.

 

There are about 8.5 million abandoned houses, or akiya, across Japan,

 

accounting for roughly 14% of the country’s housing stock.

 

This number is expected to rise as the population continues to shrink.

 

According to an article in NYT, Australian software developer Jaya Thursfield and his Japanese-born wife,

 

Chihiro, purchased an akiya for 3 million yen (about $23,000) after relocating from London to Japan.

 

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Digital Nomads and Investment Opportunities in Japan: A New Era Unfolds

 

Have you ever considered becoming

a digital nomad in Japan?

 

 

As the safest country in the world, Japan offers a diverse range

 

of entertainment options,

 

an unrivalled food scene and a unique blend of tradition and innovation.

 

With relatively affordable rent and a world-class healthcare system,

 

Japan is an increasingly attractive destination for digital nomads looking to

 

immerse themselves in a new culture and way of life.

 

Moreover, the Japanese government is actively encouraging

 

 

digital nomads and foreign investors

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Japan’s Skilled Worker Shortage: How the Proposed Changes to Immigration Policy Affect the Real Estate Market (Breaking News)

 

 

Will permanent residency be

given to foreign workers?

 

 

As a real estate agent in Japan targeting foreign investors,

 

it’s important to keep up-to-date on the latest changes to immigration policy.

 

On April 24th, the Japanese government proposed a significant expansion of

 

the “Specified Skilled Worker 2” residency status, which allows skilled foreign workers to work in Japan.

 

If approved, this would allow for unlimited employment of foreign workers in 12 sectors facing labor shortages.

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Navigating Withholding Obligations for Foreign Investors: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyers and Landlords

 

Tax implications: When a non-resident sells

or rents out real estate in Japan

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(Case study)

 

In Japan, taxes are levied on residents (referred to as “residents”) regardless of nationality.

 

In this case, the income subject to taxation includes not only income generated within Japan

 

but also income from around the world.

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Understanding Japan’s Real Estate Landscape: Population Dynamics, Vacant Homes, and Global Competitiveness

 

Will Real Estate Prices Really Decline Long-term in Japan?

 

Based on the following four points, we will explore this issue.

 

In conclusion, while it is unclear what the long-term trend of real estate prices in Japan

 

as a whole will be, we can conclude that real estate prices in rural areas are likely to decline.

 

The relationship between population decline

 

and real estate prices In Japan

 

The population is declining, which is a contributing factor to falling real estate prices.

 

In particular, the decrease in population in rural areas is significant,

 

and it is expected that real estate prices will decline as demand decreases.

 

Unlocking Wealth in Japan’s Property Market: An Investment Roadmap for Affluent Individuals

 

 

Discovering Lucrative Opportunities in Japanese Real Estate

 

for High-Net-Worth Investors

 

Introduction:

 

Japan has long been an attractive destination for high-net-worth individuals

 

who appreciate its rich culture, modern cities, and stunning landscapes.

 

As the yen continues to depreciate and real estate prices remain relatively low compared to other global cities,

 

now is the perfect time for investors with a net worth of 1-2 million

 

US dollars to explore opportunities in the Japanese property market.

 

Prime Locations:

 

While Tokyo is the most popular choice for foreign investors,

other metropolitan areas such as Osaka and Nagoya also offer attractive investment prospects.

For those interested in resort properties, Hokkaido and Okinawa are becoming increasingly popular choices.

 

Example Properties in Tokyo:

 

Minato-ku, Tokyo: A luxurious 2-bedroom apartment in the upscale Minato-ku district offers

 

investors a taste of cosmopolitan living. With a price tag of around $1 million,

 

the apartment offers a potential rental yield of 4-5%.

 

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo: A modern one-bedroom apartment in the vibrant Shibuya-ku area offers

 

a more affordable investment option at around $500,000.

 

The potential rental yield for this property is approximately 3-4%.

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“Japan’s Hotel Industry: A Magnet for Global Investments”

 

Record Foreign Investments

Boost Japan’s Hotel Sector

 

Foreign investors are increasingly acquiring Japanese hotels

 

due to the nation’s recovering tourism industry, weak currency,

 

and low interest rates. In the past 12 months, overseas buyers accounted

 

for 47% of the ¥494.3 billion ($3.7 billion) invested in hotel deals,

 

the highest proportion since 2014. Factors such as low rates, the weak yen,

 

and market stability have made Japanese real estate attractive

 

to global investors amid economic uncertainty.

 

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“Revitalizing Shinjuku: The Spectacular Launch of Tokyu Kabukicho Tower’s Entertainment Wonderland”

 

“Revitalizing Shinjuku:

The Spectacular Launch of

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower’s

Entertainment Wonderland”

 

Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, the latest colossal entertainment complex

 

located in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku district,

 

celebrated its grand opening on April 14th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

 

The state-of-the-art complex boasts a total of 48 above-ground and five underground floors,

 

reaching a staggering height of approximately 225 meters.

 

The tower is a symbol of modern luxury, offering guests an array of exceptional facilities,

 

including the lavish BELLUSTAR TOKYO Hotel, the contemporary HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU,

 

the captivating THEATER MILANO-Za, the premium 109 Cinemas Shinjuku,

 

and the vibrant live hall, Zepp Shinjuku (TOKYO). In addition to these core offerings,

 

the complex provides an extensive selection of dining options,

 

amusement experiences, and thrilling attractions.

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“Revolutionizing Urban Living: SETAGAYA Qs-GARDEN Unveils a Multigenerational Community for Enhanced Well-Being”

 

 

Revolutionizing Urban Living:

SETAGAYA Qs-GARDEN Unveils

a Multigenerational Community

for Enhanced Well-Being

 

On March  27th, 2023, five large companies, including Dai-ichi Life Insurance,

 

Marubeni Urban Development, Aioi Nissay Housing, NTT Urban Development,

 

and Nomura Real Estate announced the opening of “SETAGAYA Qs-GARDEN”

 

in Setagaya, Tokyo.

 

The project aims to create a community that promotes the well-being of its residents

 

by constructing multi-generational housing,

 

sports facilities, and community centres on a 9-hectare site owned

 

by Dai-ichi Life Insurance.

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