HOW TO CLAIM TAX DEDUCTIONS AND CASH BACK BENEFITS FOR HOME BUYERS IN JAPAN: 2019 INCENTIVES EXPLAINED 2018/12/27 resources.realestate.co.jp As the Abe administration has committed to raising the consumption tax to 10% on October 1, 2019, the government has also put forward various policies and incentives to keep consumer demand buoyant in...read more
WHY BANKS IN JAPAN MAY BE MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO GET REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LOANS 2018/12/26 resources.realestate.co.jp In continuing fallout from the Suruga Bank document forging scandal, Japanese regional banks, which currently do the majority of financing for individuals investing in condominiums have indicated that...read more
SPECIFIED SKILLS VISA IS NOW OFFICIAL: 345,150 FOREIGN 2018/12/13 resources.realestate.co.jp In the early morning hours of December 8th, the Japanese Diet passed a major revision to the Immigration Control Act, codifying into law two new visa residency statuses that will allow a significant i...read more
HOW THE 2019 CONSUMPTION TAX INCREASE WILL AFFECT HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS IN JAPAN 2018/12/11 resources.realestate.co.jp Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Shinichi Kawamura on how the announced October 2019 consumption tax increase (from 8% to 10%) will affect Japan’s residential real estate ...read more
Japan’s Tourism ‘Fails’ Make it a Perfect Travel Destination 2018/12/05 blog.gaijinpot.com It’s a mantra repeated by every traveler — no matter the destination: “I want to avoid the touristy spots.”
If that’s the case, then Japan is your dreamland. And yes, even Tokyo has plenty of spot...read more
10 Places To Experience the Best of Autumn in Japan 2018/11/27 blog.gaijinpot.com Autumn in Japan has come a bit late in 2018, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s still the most gorgeous time of year (sorry sakura fans). ‘Tis the season for perfect crisp weather, vib...read more
Saddle Up: Getting a Bicycle in Japan 2018/11/26 blog.gaijinpot.com I recently had a meeting with my boss to mark six months since I began working at my new job here in Nagano. Things seemed to be going well when my boss uttered that all too familiar phrase: “Liam, ge...read more
5 Misconceptions About the Trains in Japan 2018/11/22 blog.gaijinpot.com Japan is a train lovers paradise, but some trains are a bit more difficult to love.
Japanese trains are famous all over the world for being high-tech, lightning fast, impossibly punctual and crammi...read more
WHY BANKS IN JAPAN MAY BE MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO GET REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LOANS 2018/11/21 resources.realestate.co.jp In continuing fallout from the Suruga Bank document forging scandal, Japanese regional banks, which currently do the majority of financing for individuals investing in condominiums have indicated that...read more
Tokyo starts 2018 as world’s most traded real estate market 2018/11/13 www.theinvestor.jll Tokyo overtook London as the world’s busiest real estate market in the first quarter of 2018, with mega-deals and an unusually positive economic outlook driving demand.
Investment volumes in the Ja...read more