Japan's residential land values end long slide

TOKYO -- Residential land values in Japan have risen for the first time since 2008 thanks ... Demand stoked by low interest rates and tax breaks for home loans has firmed up the property market as a whole. Properties within walking distance of train ... ( read original story ...)

ESR Acquires Osaka Site for $500M Japan Logistics Project

Logistics real estate developer and operator e-Shang Redwood (ESR) has just acquired a 194,000-square meter site near Osaka for the development of one ... with the company expected to head for a multi-billion dollar IPO later this year. ( read original story ...)

Q1 banking and finance news snapshot

The quarter was dominated by a directive handed down from the central bank that required financial institutions to declare they are private entities, resulting in a costly exercise for some big-name firms. It was revealed that Japanese investors sunk more ... ( read original story ...)

Silver for Mark Arendz at para-nordic World Cup

P.E.I.'s Mark Arendz won a silver medal Tuesday at the final World Cup event of the para-nordic season in Sapporo, Japan. Arendz missed just one shot in 12.5 km standing biathlon, coming in behind Benjamin Daviet of France. Finished second in today's ... ( read original story ...)