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Over the years, this ebook has been enhanced with additional research to offer a comprehensive appraisal of the Japanese foreclosed property market, as well as offering economic and industry analysis. The author travels to Japan regularly to keep abreast of the local market conditions, and has purchased several foreclosed properties, as well as bidding on others. Japan is one of the few markets offering high-yielding property investment opportunities. Contrary to the 'rural depopulation' scepticism, the urban centres are growing, and they have always been a magnet for expatriates in Asia. Japan is a place where expats, investors (big or small) can make highly profitable real estate investments. Japan is a large market, with a plethora of cheap properties up for tender by the courts. Few other Western nations offer such cheap property so close to major infrastructure. Japan is unique in this respect, and it offers such a different life experience, which also makes it special. There is a plethora of property is depopulating rural areas, however there are fortnightly tenders offering plenty of property in Japan's cities as well. I bought a dormitory 1hr from Tokyo for just $US30,000.
You can view foreclosed properties listed for as little as $US10,000 in Japan thanks to depopulation and a culture that is geared towards working for the state. I bought foreclosed properties in Japan and now I reveal all in our expanded 350+page report. The information you need to know, strategies to apply, where to get help, and the tools to use. We even help you avoid the tsunami and nuclear risks since I was a geologist/mining finance analyst in a past life. Check out the "feedback" in our blog for stories of success by customers of our previous reports.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The appeal of Japan

I have met few people who have visited Japan and not been blown away by the experience. The experience I think is enough to convert the most ardent nationalist, racist to concede some ground. I say that because I've seen it happen. It usually takes a week or two. Japan is particularly special because it is so DIFFERENT from the West, and of course it has the appeal of being a large population, clean, organised, friendly, safe and always interesting. Everything on the surface is where it should be. You can buy a home there, pay as little as $US300 a year in taxes, not even have to worry about insurance.
Westerners are allowed to stay in Japan for 90 days, and its easy to fly to Korea for a weekend for an extension. I have a better way. Get a Japan Rail Pass, or several of them, and travel to Fukuoka and get a RETURN ferry to Pusan (South Korea). There are some great capsule hotels in Fukuoka you need to check out as well.
In my 20s, when I first arrived in Japan, I was fascinated by the people, loved the modern architecture (with its emphasis on function over style), the food and the girls. I've since lost interest in the girls. Very polite, fun to be with, but not very ambitious or interesting for me. I know there are exceptions. All the smart ones I met seem to have hang ups. But if I was in my 20s again, I'd be spending more time there. Maybe even my 30s. :) I think Japan is an experience that all Western people need to have. Not because they need to learn a better way of living, but because they might reflect on their own culture with a different perspective.
What would I want them to learn?
1. How China/Japan are not becoming more Westernised, the West is becoming more collectivist.
2. The importance of good organisation. That kids going to 'cram school' are not necessarily repressed, they might actually enjoy the experience of being with friends.
3. Food ought to be bought for quality, not super-sized on volume
4. The person with the biggest house in the street is not the most successful
5. The cost of collectivism is the mindlessness evident in Japan - they are just better organised

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Searching for Japanese foreclosed property

One of the best ways to search for foreclosed property in Japan is to use the online database of provided by Bit-Sikkou. In recent times their website has been overhauled. Until the 18th May 2010 you can still access the old format, however I would advise you to become accustomed to the new version before the old format dies.
The question then is - how do you access the new service? The problem of course is that Google Translate will only do a partial translation because many of the buttons are linked graphics rather than hypertext. This obstacle is easily overcome because each of the links is readily translated. For your convenience however I have am providing a translation. Once you know where you want to go, the process is pretty seamless, because you will likely be searching the same areas, and the Translation tool is seamlessly integrated by Google.
Provided below are two screen captures for the graphic links on the Bit-Sikkou website. One of the screen images shows a 'Glossary of terms'. Aside from using this to find definition of terms, you can also use it as a means of finding the kanji equivalent term if you need to converse with any non-English speaking Japanese court office staff, or otherwise you can refer Japanese friends, etc assisting you.

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Japan's climate and travel tips

One of the appealing aspects about Japan is its distinctive climate. I personally have not lived in a place before where the climate extremes are as wide as Japan. Of course the extremes are even greater inland. In winter you can freeze your ears off. I remember walking 2km to a shopping mall and having that problem. I was not accustomed to that level of cold in Narita City, particularly as it was April already.
The opposite is true in the summer. Humid days create a stark contrast. This weather is great for the whitewater kayaking I like to do in Japan, since I live between two canoeing rivers just 1 hour from Tokyo. Japan is of course a surprisingly long country, though tilted on a NE-SW axis. I would however suggest that the NE (i.e. Hokkaido) is far colder, and the SE far warmer. This is both because of latitude considerations and the influence of ocean currents.

For more climate details for Japan, check out Wikipedia. The great news is that Japan is appealing at any time of year. There are great ski packages. You can be based in Tokyo, and jump on a shinkansen (i.e. Very Fast Train) to say Nozawa, just on the other side of the range, in Niigata prefecture. In summer, the same region offers canyoning, MTB and rafting activities.

Most people go to Toyko, however I am very fond of some of the larger cities like Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagoya. I do however suggest getting a Japan Rail Pass which offers a huge concession for holiday-makers, and travelling to some of the smaller, more remote areas. I particular was keen to take all the train routes that followed the river valleys. They are often slow trains stopping at all stops. I have a collection of GPS coordinates for all the train stations I have been to. Thought it might come in handy for future canoeing/kayaking. i.e. So I know when to get out of a river and walk to the station with my inflatable canoe. The landscapes are pretty special. The culture is not simply in the cities.

There are some pretty unique people around. Some worthy of mention:
1. Small bar in Matsue offers some of your obscure alternative rock bands from home, well in my case Australia & NZ. Anyone for Straightjacket Fits, The Chills or Ned's Atomic Dustbin. I didn't get everything I wanted. The guy has a collection of over 6,000 CDs.

Sorry, its a short list, as all of my other experiences were in bars, and I can't remember them, but you get the idea.

Andrew Sheldon

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Regional property market outlook

For those of you interested in property in the Asia-Pacific region, consider the following news with respect to each of the markets we cover.
1. The Philippines property market prices appears to have bottomed according to Global Property Guide. This company relies on a number of indices produced by Colliers International. You can view their quarterly market report at Colliers. Based on other posts I have made about the Philippines, I have a lot of confidence in the nation's fundamentals. This is of course evident from the latest edition of our report.
2. Japan Property Market has never really recovered so if you are looking for a turnaround story then Japan might be a place to consider. The prospect of reform-minded government is looking less likely given the controversies which have put the alternate government (i.e. Democratic Party of Japan) on the back foot. The country does however remain a great place to live and work, and the foreclosed property offerings at huge discounts make it an appealing option. The fundamentals are deteriorating, though the foreclosed market is still trading at huge discounts for anyone happy for property more than 1 hour from the largest cities.
3. New Zealand Property Market is still to find a base in the cities though you can find cheap property in some rural areas. The exchange rate for NZ and a number of commodity based countries makes this market less appealing, except for the committed retiree who can loan funds locally. In any respect this is not the time to transfer assets to NZ, or to buy property generally.

Andrew Sheldon

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Major cities of Japan

資料:各都市の推計人口(ホームページ) Japan's major cities:
札幌市 Sapporo 仙台市 Sendai さいたま市 Saitama 千葉市 Chiba
東京都区部 Tokyo-23 横浜市 Yokohama 川崎市 Kawasaki 新潟市 Niigata 静岡市 Shizuoka 浜松市 Hamamatsu 名古屋市 Nagoya 京都市 Kyoto 大阪市 Osaka 堺市 Sakai 神戸市 Kobe 広島市 Hiroshima 北九州市 Kitakyushu 福岡市 Fukuoka

Cities and towns of Tokyo

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 千代田区 Chiyoda-ku 八王子市 Hachioji-shi 羽村市 Hamura-shi 中央区 Chuo-ku 立川市 Tachikawa-shi あきる野市 Akiruno-shi 港区 Minato-ku 武蔵野市 Musashino-shi 西東京市 Nishitokyo-shi 新宿区 Shinjuku-ku 三鷹市 Mitaka-shi 文京区 Bunkyo-ku 青梅市 Ome-shi 郡部 Towns and villages 台東区 Taito-ku 府中市 Fuchu-shi 瑞穂町 Mizuho-machi
墨田区 Sumida-ku 昭島市 Akishima-shi 日の出町 Hinode-machi 江東区 Koto-ku 調布市 Chofu-shi 檜原村 Hinohara-mura 品川区 Shinagawa-ku 町田市 Machida-shi 奥多摩町 Okutama-machi 目黒区 Meguro-ku 小金井市 Koganei-shi 大田区 Ota-ku 小平市 Kodaira-shi 島部 Islands 世田谷区 Setagaya-ku 日野市 Hino-shi 大島町 Oshima-machi 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku 東村山市 Higashimurayama-shi 利島村 Toshima-mura
中野区 Nakano-ku 国分寺市 Kokubunji-shi 新島村 Niijima-mura 杉並区 Suginami-ku 国立市 Kunitachi-shi 神津島村 Kouzushima-mura 豊島区 Toshima-ku 福生市 Fussa-shi 三宅村 Miyake-mura 北区 Kita-ku 狛江市 Komae-shi 御蔵島村 Mikurajima-mura 荒川区 Arakawa-ku 東大和市 Higashiyamato-shi 八丈町 Hachijo-machi 板橋区 Itabashi-ku 清瀬市 Kiyose-shi 青ケ島村 Aogashima-mura 練馬区 Nerima-ku 東久留米市 Higashikurume-shi 小笠原村 Ogasawara-mura 足立区 Adachi-ku 武蔵村山市 Musashimurayama-shi 葛飾区 Katsushika-ku 多摩市 Tama-shi 江戸川区 Edogawa-ku 稲城市 Inagi-shi

Cities & Towns of Saitama

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 西区 Nishi-ku 北区 Kita-ku 大宮区 Omiya-ku 見沼区 Minuma-ku 中央区 Chuo-ku 桜区 Sakura-ku 浦和区 Urawa-ku 南区 Minami-ku 緑区 Midori-ku Cities (-shi) さいたま市 Saitama-shi 川越市 Kawagoe-shi 熊谷市 Kumagaya-shi 川口市 Kawaguchi-shi 行田市 Gyoda-shi 秩父市 Chichibu-shi 所沢市 Tokorozawa-shi 飯能市 Hanno-shi 加須市 Kazo-shi 本庄市 Honjo-shi 東松山市 Higashi-Matsuyama-shi 岩槻市 Iwatski-shi 春日部市 Kasukabe-shi 狭山市 Sayama-shi 羽生市 Hanyu-shi 鴻巣市 Kounosu-shi 深谷市 Fukaya-shi 上尾市 Ageo-shi 草加市 Souka-shi 越谷市 Koshigaya-shi 蕨 市 Warabi-shi 戸田市 Toda-shi 入間市 Iruma-shi 鳩ケ谷市 Hatogaya-shi 朝霞市 Asaka-shi 志木市 Shiki-shi 和光市 Wako-shi 新座市 Niiza-shi 桶川市 Okegawa-shi 久喜市 Kuki-shi 北本市 Kitamoto-shi 八潮市 Yasio-shi 富士見市 Fujimi-shi 上福岡市 Kami-fukuoka-shi 三郷市 Misato-shi 蓮田市 Hasuda-shi 坂戸市 Sakado-shi 幸手市 Satte-shi 鶴ケ島市 Tsurogashima-shi 日高市 Hidaka-shi 吉川市 Yoshikawa-shi 北足立郡 Districts (-gun) 伊奈町 Ina-machi or ko 吹上町 Fukiage-machi 大井町 Oi-machi 三芳町 Miyoshi-machi 毛呂山町 Moroyama-machi 越生町 Ogose-machi 名栗村 Naguri-mura

Cities &Towns of Kanagawa

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 市部計 郡部計 横浜市 鶴見区 神奈川区 西区 中区 南区 港南区 保土ヶ谷区 旭区 磯子区 金沢区 港北区 緑区 青葉区 都筑区 戸塚区 栄区 泉区 瀬谷区 川崎市 川崎区 幸区 中原区 高津区 宮前区 多摩区 麻生区 横須賀市 平塚市 鎌倉市 藤沢市 小田原市 茅ヶ崎市 逗子市 相模原市 三浦市 秦野市 厚木市 大和市 伊勢原市 海老名市 座間市 南足柄市 綾瀬市 三浦郡葉山町 高座郡寒川町 中郡 大磯町 二宮町 足柄上郡 中井町 大井町 松田町 山北町 開成町 足柄下郡 箱根町 真鶴町 湯河原町 愛甲郡 愛川町 清川村

Cities & Towns of Chiba

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 市計 郡計 千葉市 中央区 花見川区 稲毛区 若葉区 緑区 美浜区 銚子市 市川市 船橋市 館山市 木更津市 松戸市 野田市 佐原市 茂原市 成田市 佐倉市 東金市 八日市場市 旭市 習志野市 柏市 勝浦市 市原市 流山市 八千代市 我孫子市 鴨川市 鎌ヶ谷市 君津市 富津市 浦安市 四街道市 袖ケ浦市 八街市 印西市 白井市 富里市

Cities & Towns of Osaka

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 総 数 府 保 健 所 計 池 田 池田市 豊能町  箕面市  能勢町  豊中豊中市  吹 田 吹田市 茨木摂津市  茨木市 島本町 枚方枚方市  寝屋川 寝屋川市 守口 守口市  門真市 四條畷 四條畷市 交野市  大東市 八 尾 八尾市  柏原市  藤井寺 松原市  羽曳野市 藤井寺市 富田林 大阪狭山市 富田林市 河内長野市 河南町  太子町  千早赤阪村 和泉和泉市  泉大津市 高石市  忠岡町  岸和田 岸和田市 貝塚市  泉佐野 泉佐野市 熊取町 田尻町  泉南市  阪南市  岬町 大 阪 市 堺市 高槻市 東大阪市  

Cities & Towns of Hiroshima

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 広島市 広島市中区 広島市東区 広島市南区 広島市西区 広島市安佐南区 広島市安佐北区 広島市安芸区 広島市佐伯区 呉市 竹原市 三原市 尾道市 福山市 府中市 三次市 庄原市 大竹市 東広島市 廿日市市 安芸高田市 江田島市 府中町 海田町 熊野町 坂町 安芸太田町 北広島町 大崎上島町 世羅町 神石高原町