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  • Regulation-hit Airbnb and rivals refresh with rural Japan listings 09.25.2018

    Short-term lodging services in Japan are promoting properties in the countryside, not just the big cities that dominated their listings before a new law regulated the industry in June.>>

  • Itochu to pour $27m more into Lippo Group hospital operator 09.25.2018

    Japanese trading house Itochu is investing an additional 3 billion yen [$26.7 million] in a hospital operator under Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group.>>

  • Singapore's Temasek enlists Mitsubishi Corp for city-size projects 09.14.2018

    Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. will collaborate on sweeping urban building projects across Southeast Asia and beyond, with plans to recruit other partners for $2.5 billion in developments over five years.>>

  • Top Japan bank plans venture to redevelop shuttered branches 09.11.2018

    Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will launch a venture with real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate as soon as next month to advise the megabank on its effort to reduce and reshuffle its physical locations.>>

  • Suruga Bank loan scandal traced to 'systemic' misconduct 09.10.2018

    The massive loan scandal at Japan's Suruga Bank was the result of misconduct by a host of bank employees, coupled with indifference from the executive ranks, according to an independent investigative report released Friday, September 7.>>

  • Houses in Japan will come with a history 09.10.2018

    Japan will attempt to give the existing-home market a shot in the arm by enabling one-stop shopping for background data on individual properties, such as past sale prices and renovation histories, eliminating much of the time and legwork now needed to gather such information.>>

  • Daiwa House to add Malaysian logistics hub to Asia push 08.31.2018

    Japanese homebuilder Daiwa House Industry will develop a multitenant distribution center in Malaysia, extending its booming logistics business to a fourth Southeast Asian country after Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.>>

  • Foreign funds enlarge footprint in Japan property market 08.20.2018

    Overseas real estate investment funds are pouring even more money into a Japanese market where low interest rates are expected to lift returns as the world's biggest property markets reach or pass their peak.>>

  • Hotels follow foreign tourists into Japan's smaller towns 08.08.2018

    As more tourists in Japan step off the beaten path, new hotels tailored for foreign visitors are coming to smaller cities once considered just a blip on the radar. The number of tourists returning to the country has more than tripled over the past five years, prompting more sightseeing at lesser-known destinations. >>

  • Frasers Hospitality expands upscale hotels to tap millennials 08.01.2018

    Global hotel and service apartment operator Frasers Hospitality plans to expand its highly designed upscale hotel brand Capri by Fraser worldwide, adding 5,000 rooms mostly under this brand to reach a total of 30,000 rooms by 2022.>>

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