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BUILDINGS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2022
Demolition of Tokyo’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower officially begins
Fans gathered for a last look at the building, an iconic representation of Japan's metabolist architectural movement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2022
Japan land prices rebound a year after pandemic broke six-year uptrend
The land ministry said it had observed a recovery trend, driven by housing demand in urban areas, as the influence of the pandemic is waning.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 11, 2022
Debt fears swirl around another developer as China property woes deepen
Concerns over the financial health of Logan Group have shaken investor confidence in what was seen as one of China's stronger developers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 1, 2022
Tycoons keep building Hong Kong offices as vacancies jump
The oversupply underscores an unprecedented challenge to property developers as they grapple with an expat exodus and some of the world's harshest border controls to curb the virus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 25, 2022
Apartment prices in Tokyo exceed bubble-era high to hit record
Rising demand from dual-income households and increasing construction costs are boosting the capital's once-moribund housing market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 5, 2022
Plan to demolish 39 towers in Hainan pose latest threat to Evergrande's fortunes
The order is among the most extreme in a spate of government actions to seize the firm's property and land holdings, underscoring risks to its most-prized assets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 10, 2021
Worst could be over for Tokyo real estate as vacancy rate drops
Vacancies fell by 0.12 percentage points to 6.35% in the capital's five main business districts, ending months of increases amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2021
Nomura Real Estate tries to attract EV drivers with new condo
With Japan's pledge to go carbon neutral by 2050, some developers hope housing developments like this become the norm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Aug 2, 2021
Tokyo today: A city in a state of perpetual rebuilding
When you think of Tokyo, what do you think of? Is it the chaotic commercialism of Shibuya or the temples nestled in the city's backstreets?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 2, 2021
Goldman chooses new Tokyo headquarters, reaffirming commitment to office life
The bank's chief executive officer, David Solomon, has been vocal in opposing work from home, calling it an 'aberration.”
Japan Times
WORLD
May 7, 2021
From Singapore to Rio, the smart money is on greener buildings
'There's a growing shift toward including the green credentials of a building within what constitutes competitive advantage for a developer,” according to one industry observer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 23, 2021
Japan land prices fall for first time in six years due to pandemic
Land prices across all categories in the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya metropolitan areas, the three largest, slipped 0.7% from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2021
Tokyo skyscraper, set to be Japan's tallest, to include condos
The top floor of the 330-meter-high skyscraper in Minato Ward will have a view of the capital from the same height as that of Tokyo Tower.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 15, 2021
Empty stores and offices on the rise in Nagoya
Nagoya's central district is seeing more empty stores and offices as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in teleworking and almost no inbound tourists.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 9, 2021
Japan's attempts to promote home ownership leave renters in cold
People are moving out of Tokyo into the suburbs and countryside in response to COVID-19.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 29, 2020
Japan land prices fall for first time in three years amid pandemic
The survey covered the average prices for all types of land nationwide, including commercial, residential and industrial.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 2, 2019
Man referred to prosecutors over 2018 Sapporo explosion
A man who was working at a real estate office in Sapporo has been referred to prosecutors by police for allegedly causing an explosion by emptying deodorizer spray cans last year and injuring more than 40 people nearby.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2019
Reborn Shibuya Parco hopes to regain iconic status amid tough times for brick-and-mortar stores
After a three-year renewal project, Shibuya Parco, an iconic shopping complex in the bustling central Tokyo district, is back in the game.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2019
Renovated Okura Tokyo unveiled to the press ahead of public opening
Renowned for melding East and West, old and new with its architecture and design, The Okura Tokyo opened its doors to the press for the first time Friday after three years of renovations, ahead of its public opening on Sept. 12.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2019
Mori unveils ¥580 billion project to bring record-breaking skyscraper and urban greenery to Tokyo
The developer behind Tokyo's landmark Roppongi Hills is betting on another upscale project that has been more than 30 years in the making and will require a ¥580 billion investment.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on