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Know your rights as a tenant in Japan: Introducing the principles of “Tokyo Rule”

How many of you had a problem with high repair costs when moving out from an apartment in Japan? We have witnessed many cases like this in our practice. A lot of people are not aware of their tenant rights, and many of them end up paying huge fees for the damage that they did not cause or were not responsible for. In Japan Properties, we believe that we can challenge the existing state of affairs...

Mortgage Loan Application FAQ

Our dear Expat friends! In the past, we have received a lot of questions related to mortgage loan applications. It is an essential part of the property purchase as many applicants wish to finance their purchase by borrowing money from banks. However, they can be misguided or even get rejected by some banks only because they applied for the wrong bank. Therefore, it is reasonable that applicants...

What should you know when buying a house in Japan?

At Japan Properties, we want to ensure that buyers make an informed decision and are aware of potential problems when dealing with real estate in Japan. We take an extra mile to deliver the accurate information to the customer. Having these thoughts in mind, we would like to share our knowledge on how to avoid some potential pitfalls when purchasing a property in Japan. 1. Brief Overview of Real...

Expat Guide on How to Manage a Property in Japan

As you can see from our Services page, Japan Properties is more than just another real estate agency. We provide a full line of real estate services including asset management, succession planning, acquisition&brokerage and office leasing.Our goal is to ensure that foreign nationalities receive the most accurate information and are more than satisfied with the service's quality. In our...

English Guide for Mortgage Loan Application Documents

Dear Expats in Japan, In Japan Properties Co., Ltd. we believe that we could assist Expats in Japan not only with property purchase but also by providing them with essential information related to Real Estate.Every day we are trying our best to come up with topics which we believe would be interesting for people who are considering or in the process of moving to Japan. In addition to this, we...

How to choose best ROI area for property investment in Tokyo?

There are many articles and blog posts related to reasons and advantages of property investment in Japan. Today, we would like to discuss a less known but no less exciting topic -  which is the best risks/return balanced area for Property Investment (PI hereafter) in Tokyo? In addition to this, we will introduce two PI patterns, which lead to different outcomes. By sharing our knowledge, we...

Real Estate Terms

Real Estate Terminology in the Japanese Language. Why does is it matter?  When starting a property search, the first thing to do is to contact a real estate agency, and they come up with various property options. At the same time, it is better to check available house rent/buy databases by yourself. Because you never know when a good opportunity can come up and it is better to keep an eye on...

Mortgage Loan Calculator

We believe that at some point in your life in Japan you will start thinking about buying a house. Instead of paying a rental fee every month and getting nothing other than a temporary place to live, isn't it better to spend money on getting your own place? Of course, the process of getting a house is not easy and takes time and effort. However, we believe that with a high-quality assistance,...

Best Real Estate Investment Ideas for Foreigners in Japan

Investment Type.  There are two types of real estate investments you can make in Japan. Direct - Property Investment Indirect - Stock Investment. Firstly, we would like to speak about the types of investments from a risk/return perspective. The relationship between investment return and risk have the directly proportional nature - higher the risks higher gets the return on the investment. The...

Car Share Service in Japan.

In today's article, we would like to tell you about car sharing services in Japan. When you are living in a megapolis like Tokyo, the car might be a negative asset. Because parking lot costs are high, it can be a heavy burden for those who do not ride much. In addition to this, Tokyo has an excellent train network, which makes the commute convenient. Car sharing is an excellent solution to this...

How to live comfortably in Japan. Part 2.

We hope that you enjoyed reading the first part of this article, in which we were discussing the most important aspects of everyday life after moving to Japan. We are happy to introduce you the second part of the list of things you need to pay attention if you want to live comfortably in Japan. Local Municipal Offices. Local municipal offices play a significant role in everyday life of the...
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