Lost your phone in Japan? You’ll probably get it back

Discounting cash, Tokyo police handled about 3.83 million items of lost property last year: credit cards and driver's licences dominated the haul. As did umbrellas; Tokyoites handed in 381,135 lost umbrellas. West ascribes Japan's success in lost property ... ( read original story ...)

Mitsui Fudosan spending $893m to bulk up logistics business

TOKYO -- Mitsui Fudosan plans to open six new logistics centers in and around Tokyo and Osaka by 2020, seeking hefty profits as would-be tenants rush to keep up with the growing online shopping market. The Japanese property developer said Thursday it will ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo housing market remains buoyant

buoyant demand and the upcoming 2020 Olympics continue to attract international investors to Japan’s property market suggested by JLL Japan. Japan’s overall residential property price index rose by 4.7% in January 2017 from the same period last year ... ( read original story ...)

Falling Chinese rental yields may indicate property bubbles

well below average yields in major cities such as New York and Tokyo (4.7 percent and 4.3 percent respectively), China’s first-tier cities Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai may be entering a property price bubble. Despite the moderation in home ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo homebuyers choose practicality over prestige

TOKYO -- Home buyers are straying further from central Tokyo, where property prices are soaring, to more peripheral (and affordable) bedroom communities. The trend is reflected in the 2017 ranking of Greater Tokyo neighborhoods most attractive to ... ( read original story ...)