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Published on Jun 17, 2013
An introduction to investing in Japanese real estate, by Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed Series of real estate books. The presentation covers:
- Demographic trends that shape demand for homes in Japan - How internal migration is creating demand for Tokyo apartments - How the Japanese housing market differs from the United States and Britain - Japan-specific risks such as soil pollution, nuclear power, earthquakes and landslides - How local people think about houses in Japan - Opportunities and risks in foreclosed homes in Japan - The unique problems facing communities in rural Japan - Where to find real estate investment opportunities in Japan
This presentation was delivered at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on November 17, 2010.
Note: This is an updated version of a July 2010 presentation at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong. It includes new information about the appreciation of the yen and income properties. The audio quality is also greatly improved.