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  • Daiwa House alleges embezzlement at Chinese affiliate 03.14.2019

    Japanese builder Daiwa House Industry has discovered an apparent case of financial misconduct at a Chinese affiliate that could cost it millions of dollars.>>

  • Japan property deals poised for first drop in 3 years 03.12.2019

    Real estate transactions in Japan are on track to fall for the first time in three years, as overseas buyers shy away from a property market that is showing signs of overheating.>>

  • Japan to classify leases as assets, in line with global standards 03.08.2019

    Japanese companies will be required to list lease contracts as assets on their balance sheets under planned accounting rule changes, a move that would erode their return on assets but increase the transparency of corporate finances.>>

  • Airbnb claws its way back in Japan following 2018 listings collapse 03.01.2019

    The number of Airbnb listings in Japan has recovered to roughly two-thirds of what it was before being decimated by new regulations in June, which forced tens of thousands of accommodations to be taken off the site.>>

  • BOJ begins to sweat as Japan's real estate heats up 02.26.2019

    Property lending by Japanese banks hit a record high last year, and that has sparked anxiety at the Bank of Japan. >>

  • Indian unicorn Oyo moves into Japan's rental market 02.22.2019

    Oyo Hotels, the Indian budget hotel operator and one of the country's biggest startups, is moving into Japan with a rental apartment service targeting millennials. Oyo Technology & Hospitality Japan, a joint venture between Oyo and Yahoo Japan, on Wednesday, February 20 said it will launch a service in early March that will enable users to find, rent and leave apartment rooms using a smartphone app. >>

  • Tokyo property prices near bubble-era levels 02.19.2019

    Rising resource costs, a worsening labor shortage and a flood of easy money are pushing property prices in Tokyo to near-historic levels. Prices for new condos in the greater Tokyo area last year averaged 2.87 million yen [$25,974] per tsubo [3.3 m2], according to data from Real Estate Economic Institute, a private research company. That price peaked at 3.08 million yen in 1990 before the collapse of Japan’s asset bubble. >>

  • Chinese tech startups eye Japan's real estate and tourism sectors 02.15.2019

    A Chinese tourist in Tokyo last month pointed her smartphone camera at a condo, aiming not for a quick snapshot but at a potential purchase.>>

  • Huis Ten Bosch pulls out of talks to sell stake to China's Fosun 02.13.2019

    Huis Ten Bosch Co. is no longer planning to sell shares to China's Fosun Group, the theme park's owner H.I.S. announced on Tuesday, February 12.>>

  • Japanese apartment provider finds more building defects 02.08.2019

    Rental unit provider Leopalace21 said Thursday, February 7 that possible construction code violations were found in an additional 1,324 of its apartment buildings, a discovery that will require the relocation of roughly 14,000 tenants.>>


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