The Most Expensive Apartment in the World?
April 17th, 2012
¥1,800,000,000 for an apartment? Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it… Is this the most expensive one bedroom apartment in the world? We’re not sure. But when you see a listing for US$22 million, for one apartment, with one bedroom, of course it’s in Tokyo. All is not quite what it seems – when looking …
A House in Japan
April 4th, 2008
Ian de Stains, on how to buy property in Japan Like many Weekender readers, I grew up in a society where owning your own home is something of a statement of having ‘made it’. You either inherited a pile that had been in the family for generations, or as soon as possible after joining the …
Uchi, Sweet Uchi?
May 20th, 2005
Suzy Small examines the logistics of buying property in Japan FOR MANY long-term Tokyo renters, there comes a moment when buying a home in Japan seems like an incredibly good idea. The thought might strike while trawling through endless apartment viewings, negotiating deposits and agents fees, or when you compare interest rates here with those …