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I had a Japanese virtual assistant for a week and here’s what happened
10/26/2018
blog.gaijinpot.com
Assistants — something only available to CEOs, fashion photographers, and Kardashians. Or so I thought until I was asked to trial a service called Virtual Assist Japan, an online platform that connect...read more
Japan’s housing market remains buoyant
10/25/2018
www.globalpropertyguide.com
Trend: house prices in Tokyo rose by 3.89% y-o-y in Q2 2018 The average price of existing condominiums in Tokyo rose by 3.89% during the year to Q2 2018, from y-o-y rises of 4.59% in Q1 2018, 3.2% ...read more
Understanding the Japanese Health Insurance System Part 1/2: How Much Does it Cost?
10/24/2018
blog.gaijinpot.com
Health insurance is an annoying little fact of life in Japan. Whether you love the system or hate it there is no escaping it. Everyone in Japan and over the age of 20 has to have health insurance. ...read more
Asia Pacific Enjoys Largest Data Center Growth in the World
10/23/2018
www.worldpropertyjournal.com
Strong demand for Hong Kong data centers continue to rise According to global property consult JLL, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo are the preferred locations for data center investment in...read more
Japan’s housing market remains buoyant
10/22/2018
www.globalpropertyguide.com
Japan's housing market remains upbeat, despite slow economic growth. House prices continue to rise strongly, especially in Tokyo and Osaka metropolitan areas. This is mainly due to falling residenti...read more
Tokyo Architecture Offers a Rich, Visual Guide of Japan’s Past and Present
10/19/2018
www.realestate-tokyo.com
Japan has a lot to offer to those with an interest in architecture. Architectural styles evolved over the centuries, heavily influenced by geography and climate, the raw materials available, and even ...read more
LOANS TO BUY PROPERTY IN JAPAN FROM OVERSEAS: THROUGH SHINSEI INVESTMENT & FINANCE
10/18/2018
resources.realestate.co.jp
One of the questions we most frequently receive at Real Estate Japan is whether it is possible to get a property loan from a Japanese bank as a non-resident foreigner. We’ve consistently answered t...read more
WHICH JAPANESE BANKS LEND TO FOREIGNERS TO BUY A HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY?
10/17/2018
resources.realestate.co.jp
In this post we feature three Japanese banks that extend mortgage loans to foreign residents of Japan for purchasing a home or investment property. Prestia SMBC Trust Bank Shinsei Bank Tokyo Star...read more
BUYING YOUR DREAM HOME IN JAPAN: FAQS ANSWERED BY A LOCAL REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT
10/15/2018
resources.realestate.co.jp
Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Shinichi Kawamura on questions we frequently receive about buying a home in Japan, including how to get financing, what due diligence is r...read more
Japanese investors boost spend in overseas real estate
10/11/2018
www.theinvestor.jll
The world is set for a fresh wave of Japanese outbound investment as the country’s developers and institutions seek better returns overseas. Nearly US$3.5 billion of outbound real estate investment...read more