I live here, but I wouldn’t buy a place here. It’s too expensive, and I would worry about earthquakes. I like the aesthetics of tatami and minimal furniture, but not in the city.
I would absolutely buy property in Tokyo. Aside from all the economics, it’s a lovely place to live. I think it’s a great investment.
Probably not, because I’m not here that often. I don’t think I’d consider Tokyo first because of the expense. I’d probably look at investing in other countries first.
It’s overpriced. Two houses on a lot in front of mine were sold for $800,000. For that money I can buy a mansion and loads of property in America.
Banks don’t give foreigners loans, so I’d have to go through a foreign loan service. The markets are going down now, so I would say on the outskirts of Tokyo is better.
Tokyo is convenient, but I take the train for 1 1/2 hours from house to office because I want a border between my business and personal time.