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REAL ESTATE

A building under construction in Osaka. Singapore investors are snapping up Japanese real estate, particularly in Osaka where a large casino resort is set to open.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2023
Singapore property investors bet on Osaka casino
International property agent FM Investment said it has seen a fivefold increase in inquiries since Japan opened its borders in October.
Residential buildings in the Kachidoki area of Tokyo. The average unit price of newly supplied condominiums in the greater Tokyo area in the first six months of this year reached the highest level for the six-month period due to rising material and labor costs and higher land prices.
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo's new condo prices surge 60% to a record in first half of year
The average price of a new apartment in central Tokyo jumped 60% to ¥129.6 million ($930,000) in the January to June period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo's new condo prices surge 60% to a record in first half of year
The average price of a new apartment in central Tokyo jumped 60% to ¥129.6 million ($930,000) in the January to June period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2023
Mitsui Fudosan displaces Mitsubishi Estate as Japan's top real estate developer
Recovering tourism, after the lifting of pandemic controls, and work-from-home habits have altered investors’ views of hotels and offices, in which Mitsui is more heavily invested.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 3, 2023
Higher land prices add to signs of Japan's post-pandemic recovery
Out of the nation's 47 prefectures, 25, including Tokyo and Osaka, observed higher average land prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 14, 2023
China’s property tycoons remain in charge even as empires fall
To some observers, keeping the property magnates in charge ensures that their interests remain aligned with those of bondholders.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2023
Singapore’s high costs won’t dethrone the money center — yet
Southern Malaysia is becoming popular as Singaporean housing prices surge. The commute to Johor brings its own challenges.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 16, 2023
Struggling hot spring resorts get boost from Chinese investors
Many Chinese buyers of inns and hotels are willing to pay twice the market price to take them over, according to sellers and industry sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 12, 2023
Hong Kong’s Gaw eyes more property deals in Japan on TSMC push
Gaw, which already manages $3.8 billion of property assets in Japan, has just begun its search in Kyushu.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2023
Lower Tokyo office vacancy rate gives relief to market after COVID-19
Historically, the city has recorded vacancy rates in the low single digits, but the market may be settling into a new normal of higher levels considering the change in work trends.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 8, 2023
Singapore’s soaring rents are becoming a political problem
For the ruling People’s Action Party, solving the housing problem is crucial as the party navigates succession.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 3, 2023
Kabutocho, Japan’s Wall Street, evolves into new financial hub
While the flow of suit-wearing salarymen in the Tokyo district has been reduced to a trickle, the area has seen an increasing number of startups and younger visitors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2023
Overseas share of Japan hotel investments at highest level since 2014
Observers say a combination of low rates, the weak yen and market stability has made Japanese real estate attractive for global investors amid pervasive economic uncertainty.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 7, 2023
New 225-meter-tall skyscraper unveiled in Tokyo's Kabukicho nightlife district
With 48 floors above ground and five below, Tokyu Kabukicho Tower houses two hotels as well as entertainment facilities like a theater, a concert hall and a movie house.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
Kyoto to introduce Japan's first empty homes tax
The new tax, set for introduction in 2026 at the earliest, aims to boost the property market amid an exodus of young people struggling to secure housing in the city.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 22, 2023
Japan land prices up for second year in post-COVID rebound
Demand for both residential and commercial use recovered following a fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 14, 2023
Tokyo to get major new office spaces this year, but is there demand?
Massive redevelopment projects in central areas are opening at a time when the vacancy rate is already indicating oversupply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 14, 2023
Tokyo condo market shows early cooling signs on BOJ policy risks
The number of existing apartments up for sale in central Tokyo’s popular bay area rose for two straight weeks in January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 11, 2023
Chip giant TSMC spurs factory land shortage in small Kyushu town
Foreign and domestic companies have been flocking to the Kyushu region to capitalize on the first full-scale manufacturing operation in Japan launched by TSMC.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 27, 2023
Average price of Tokyo-area condos hit record high in 2022
The figure grew 0.4% from the previous year to ¥62.88 million amid soaring materials prices chiefly reflecting the yen's weakening.

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