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Historically there is a strong relationship between the availability of credit from banks (loans) and asset prices. When loans are easy to get and cheap to repay everyone takes advantage of the cheap money to buy assets and make money with investments and expansions in their businesses. When loans are harder to come by and the cost of the loan increases, fewer people are able or willing to take them, and as such asset prices...

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Japanese TV is often sensationalist. Unlike TV in the UK or US which would quickly ‘go viral’ for all the wrong reasons, Japanese TV is shielded from global scrutiny by virtue of the fact that the Japanese language is only used in Japan. Yesterday I saw a news segment focusing on Kyoto. The subject was the effect that the hordes of selfie-stick carrying foreign tourists are having on the local, Kyoto-born residents and how their...

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For those who have dependents in their family, life insurance is an important part of their financial plan. Without life protection, the untimely death of the primary income earner can devastate a family at the time that they are most vulnerable financially. What many people do not realise is that when you get a mortgage from the bank to buy a piece of real estate, in the majority of cases they will require you to...

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In the run up to the Olympics, many (particularly those that do not yet themselves own real estate in Japan) will tell you that the Tokyo real estate market is “overpriced”. When making an assumption about any price being “high” or “low” you must provide a benchmark or comparison upon which to base your statement. Something can only be “overpriced” if you first understand its fair value. Without an understanding of fair or ‘intrinsic’ value...

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International investors that look into Japanese Real Estate when hunting for yield soon become aware that despite looking much like real estate in other countries, there are many aspects to the asset class which are entirely unique. That said, I want to take a look at one of the commonly overlooked aspects of Japanese real estate income that causes investors’ comparisons to real estate assets in other countries to be ineffective. As you know, an...