Japan's 'quiet property bubble' faces end as transactions slide

Jan 29, 2016

Japan's 'quiet property bubble' faces end as transactions slide

The number of property transactions in the nation has tumbled, rents have been muted and inflation expectations have waned — all of which has prompted a growing number of analysts and economists to turn bearish on property prices, which have been recovering since Prime ...

Dec 12, 2015

Association says piling data fraud uncovered at two more companies

Piling data manipulation has been found at two more companies in Japan, with the total number of such firms rising to nine, the Concrete Pile Installation Technology Association said Friday. Excluding Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp., eight of the nine firms fabricated data on ...

Nov 30, 2015

Nippon Life plans Japan's largest REIT as investors crave yields

Nippon Life Insurance Co., which is seeking to gather about ¥300 billion ($2.4 billion) for what would be Japan’s largest private real estate investment trust, is targeting returns of 4 percent as yields on government bonds languish near zero. Nippon Life Realty Management Inc. ...