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Investing in Japan’s Ageing Condominiums: Opportunities and Insights for Foreign Investors Amid Legal Changes


Investing in Japan’s Ageing Condominiums:


Opportunities and Insights for


Foreign Investors Amid Legal Changes



Are you a foreign investor interested


in Japan’s real estate market?




As a leading real estate agent for foreign investors, we’re here to provide you with the latest updates


and insights into the industry.


Today, we’re discussing the Japanese government’s proposed amendments


to the Condominium Ownership Act and what it could mean for you as a potential investor.



The Japanese government is considering amending the Condominium Ownership Act by the fiscal year 2024,

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Redefining Investment Strategies: Why Japan’s Real Estate Market is the Next Big Opportunity for Chinese Investors


Are you an investor exploring alternative

real estate investment opportunities in Asia?



The recent changes in Singapore’s property tax regulations may prompt you to look elsewhere


for promising investments.


As a Japanese real estate agent specializing in assisting foreign investors,


I’m here to help you navigate this changing landscape and


discover the potential of Japan’s real estate market.


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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




(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




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



Revolutionizing Urban Living:


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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Rising Used Condominium Prices in Tokyo and Major Japanese Metropolitan Areas: A Closer Look at the Trends


Rising Used Condominium Prices in Tokyo and Major Japanese Metropolitan Areas

Tokyo Kantei Press Released on March 23, 2023


Major Cities in the Three Major Metropolitan Areas: Monthly Trends in Used Condominium Prices (70 sqm)

In February, used condominium prices in the Tokyo metropolitan area increased

by 0.4% compared to the previous month, reaching 48.66 million yen,

marking the third consecutive month of increase.

In central Tokyo, prices once again surpassed the 100 million yen mark.

The average prices in the Kinki and Chubu regions also continued to rise modestly,

with no significant downward movement seen in the market.

In February 2023, used condominium prices in the Tokyo metropolitan area

rose for the third consecutive month, with a slight increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month,

reaching 48.66 million yen.


When looking at the data by prefecture, Tokyo saw an increase of 0.7% to 64.41 million yen,

surpassing the record high set in December of the previous year.


In Kanagawa Prefecture (+0.4%, 36.68 million yen), prices continued to rise compared

to the previous month, while in Chiba Prefecture (+1.7%, 28.29 million yen),

prices have been on an upward trend since April of the previous year.


On the other hand, prices in Saitama Prefecture decreased slightly by 0.4% to 30.49 million yen,

marking the first decline in six months.


The average price in the Kinki region increased for the first time in two months,

with a slight increase of 0.2% to 29.14 million yen, due to the strength of the Osaka area.

In Osaka Prefecture, the price showed a similar movement with a 0.2% increase to 31.28 million yen,

but it did not surpass the level reached in December of the previous year.

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“au Jibun Bank and SBI Sumishin Net Bank Shake Up the Japanese Home Loan Market: A Borrower’s Guide”


Competitive Landscape in Japan’s

Home Loan Industry

: Unraveling the Impact of

Internet-Only Banks


The Japanese home loan market is witnessing fierce competition, with internet-only banks


such as au Jibun Bank and SBI Sumishin Net Bank leading the charge.



These banks leverage their lower operating costs to offer attractive interest rates


on variable-rate home loans.


Recently, au Jibun Bank expanded its preferential rates, reaching as low as 0.196%


for some customers. Meanwhile, SBI Sumishin Net Bank,


which has a market share of around 5%, reduced its refinancing rate to 0.299%.



Traditional banks are also competing by lowering their expenses through digitization


and offering competitive interest rates.

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