An Ever-Growing Opportunity
The Japanese property market is one of the biggest in the world, both in commercial and residential sectors, and sits at the center of one of the world`s biggest economies. Despite this, it remains relatively underserved by international investors.
What is exciting right now however are the major changes taking place; the 2020 Olympics, integrated casino resorts and a realignment of the economy around services are all major macro factors that are creating a bright future with a richer lifestyle.
Changing for the future
Business and Lifestyle LeaderThe size and scale of the Japanese Economy
Japan remains the world`s 3rd largest economy with many of its regional centers richer than entire countries. It is also a major innovation hub; since 2000, Japan has ranked in the top three countries for total % of GDP devoted to research and development.
Japan`s lifestyle remains the envy of the world and people live longer here than anywhere else. In a global ranking of a city’s livability and level of happiness, Tokyo scored top place, Fukuoka 7th and Kyoto 9th. This ranking combines economic, health and lifestyle factors.
Japan is the world`s 3rd biggest economy and many of its regions are richer than entire countries. Despite this, prices remain relatively cheap, especially in comparison to other major markets like London or Hong Kong.
Central Tokyo and other major urban centers are seeing strong demand for real estate, occupancy rates are high, and demand can be expected to continue with growing tourism, an improving birthrate and internal migration.
Quality of Life
Japan has a very high quality of life, with a strong rule of law and world-class infrastructure. As the economy goes through a transformation to become more serviced focused, these factors can be expected to improve further.