Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

| Sep 21, 2016

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

Government data has showed new shinkansen routes have had a varying impact on land prices in areas along the lines. So-called standard land prices as of July 1, used as a benchmark for land transactions in Japan, went up again this year in areas ...

Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

| Sep 2, 2016

Age of adulthood debate raises fraud fears

The move to revise the Civil Code to lower the age of adulthood to 18 from 20 is raising concerns that teenagers might fall victim to fraudsters. Under current law, parents can cancel contracts signed by their children if the deals were sealed without ...