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Coronavirus has now spread to dozens of countries around the world. Italy has had over 600 deaths per day from it, and Iran is another epicenter. Cases in the US are surging, especially in Louisiana. Japan was one of the first countries to get coronavirus, but has managed to keep the number of cases relatively low (a little bit over 1,000 on Japanese soil, and about 400 or so more on the Diamond Princess cruise...

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The Building Group announced the results of a survey on March 11, of office building market conditions in major areas of the six major metropolises (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Sendai) for February 2020. The survey targeted office buildings with a vacancy rate of 100 tsubo* (330.579 square meters) or more of standard floor area and office buildings with rental contracts for estimated amounts of 100 to 300 tsubo (991.736 square meters). The average...

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The statistics are out. In 2019, the population of the Tokyo area, including Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa, increased by over 148,000 (148,783, to be precise). This may seem surprising to those used to reading cynical news about Japan’s decreasing population, which is true, but doesn’t show the whole picture. Rural-urban migration, as well as more immigration than before, is happening, resulting in some prefectures increasing in population. This was the sixth straight year in...

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On March 15, Sanko Estate Co., Ltd. officially announced market data for five wards in central Tokyo (Chiyoda, Chūō, Minato, Shinjuku, and Shibuya) and six major cities or metropolises (Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka). The market data regards large-scale building (standard floor area for rent of ​​200 tsubo or more). The vacancy rate in the five central wards of Tokyo was more or less flat at 0.59% (down 0.09 points month-on-month), falling 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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Would you like to try a new type of hamburger? McDonald’s is very famous for its various new, original burgers. However, Lotteria has its fair share, as well. Lotteria is a fast food chain owned by the South Korean Lotte Corporation, which opened the first Lotteria store in the world in Tokyo in 1972. They invented the shrimp burger in the ’70s, which McDonald’s, MOS Burger, and others have imitated since then. Lotteria came up...

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Nestlé is offering a new way to get to work. It is far more elegant than the other public transportation options. Between Monday and Friday, every morning, millions of commuters stream into the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo. It is usually not much fun to ride a train at rush hour. Demo, shōganai ne? Downtown Tokyo has so many office buildings, and most workers start working in them around 9:00 AM. Workers have no choice...

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A large part of the Yamanote Line will be shut down for construction this weekend (November 16 and November 17, 2019). The easiest and most convenient way to go from Point A to Point B in Tokyo is often to use trains. This is because the roads are often jammed with traffic. Just one train line allows one to see most of the sights of downtown Tokyo. That line is the JR Yamanote Line. It...

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Japanese Scientists are in the midst of a project to transfer human cells into the embryos of mice and rats. Various news sources are now reporting that Japanese biologists might create some strange embryos in the near future: these will be part-human, part-mouse, and part-human, part-rat. The group of Japanese researchers was approved by a Japanese government committee on the 4th of July to proceed with an experimental process in which they are going to...

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In the summer of last year, an elderly man named Akio Hatori, who was living in Ōta Ward, wanted to go out for a ride on his bike. Unfortunately, someone had stolen his bicycle seat. He then had to buy another bicycle seat. This made him very angry, and this anger was exacerbated by the fact that whoever had stolen his bicycle seat had probably just done it to make life difficult for Hatori, as...