Hidetoshi Takada

For Hidetoshi Takada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Sharing economy' takes off in Japan despite barriers

Dec 27, 2016

'Sharing economy' takes off in Japan despite barriers

Japan’s “sharing economy” all but caught fire in 2016, inspired by a growing global trend. Overseas giants such as Airbnb Inc. and Uber technologies Inc. have rapidly spread, and some major cities such as Seoul and Amsterdam promote themselves as sharing cities. In Japan, ...

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

Oct 9, 2016

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

Japan’s property market is luring more attention from Asian investors keen to reap capital gains or achieve high yields not available at home with a long-term view of holding their assets. Money is flowing mostly from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, with ...