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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.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The benefits of having a holiday house in Japan

I just wrote a blog article about the benefits of living and travelling to Japan. It also can make sense to have a holiday house there given the VERY low cost of foreclosed property. The cost can range from as low as $10,000 in the depopulating rural areas to Y3mil just 1 hour from Tokyo. I paid Y2.8mil ($US30,000) for my place that far from Tokyo. It costs me just $300/yr to maintain, but more of course if I need to use utilities when living there. I bought here because I could either:
1. I could get into the city for just $3.50 train and $2.50 bus (or bike for free). I like to ride the bike when I'm pissed.
2. I can elect to stay in the city all night and get the first train home.
3. I have good services like restaurants, izakayas and department stores a bicycle ride away.
4. I have wonderful mountain valley hinterland to explore on my bike. Anyone been up the Naguri valley. A recommended bike ride. I have also canoed down the Naguri river, as well as the neighbouring river as far as Ome.

I connect the electricity before I arrive and disconnect it when I leave by email with Tokyo Electric. Very easy. If I want to travel around Japan on my Japan Rail Pass, I get an early train to Shinbuya, so boarding a 6:30AM Shinkansen to say Fukushima, then a local train into the mountains. Lunch near a Buddhist temple, maybe staying in a business hotel in Niigata, or capsule hotel in Fukuoka (if travelling south), allowing me to explore a new area, or I can return home that night. I just have to leave by 8pm to give myself enough time. That is a lot of time.
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I plan to be in Japan in May-June 2010. Busy until then. I don't mind catching up with interested persons.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mini-housing demand in Tokyo growing

The demand for mini-housing in Japan has drawn the attention of CNN.com. See this CNN report on the increasing popularity of ultra-small houses. This house was built for $500,000 on a former car space...building up instead of laterally. There are similar opportunities to fitout ultra-small apartments. Specially designed furniture can make those 20m2 apartment units relatively spacious.
The appeal of course of these cramped apartments is the opportunity to live in nice communities. Maybe that means spending more time outdoors. Where you might ask? Well, some areas are more spacious than you think. I previously lived in Sumiyoshi, in east Tokyo. One of the benefits was the ability to spend time in the outdoors. Japanese rivers provide one of the most spacious environments in Japanese cities. There are pathways right stretching km's up rivers. For example, the Arakawa River.
I question the logic of this house. Does he foresee a trend of more Japanese mothers having incestuous relationships with their fully-grown sons. Japan is indeed weird. I meant all types in Japan...some with experiences stranger than fiction.

Question? What does he do with his mother when he wants to bring a GF home? Only in Japan.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where to Place Your Money

The EU, Japan and the US are struggling to keep their economies going, and are resorting to 'quantitative easing' in order to support economic demand. The Fed is sure to engage in further currency debasement in order to keep employment under the psychologically important 10% level. The private sector added 65,000 jobs, however this was offset by a more bearish loss of 160,000 jobs from the public sector, for a net loss of 95,000 in the last reporting month.
Expect the Eurozone and Japan to debase their currencies by even more in order to prop up their currencies. People are talking about a new currency system. This is a side-show to the real issue. A new style of governance. The gross mal-administration of government - clearly depicted in spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds - shows how pathetic politicians are. They did not earn their way into these jobs. There is no credible reason why you would give a politician who has administered a household budget control of 3-50% of your local economy, depending on if you are European or liberal Western.
The reality is that we are living in a period of pseudo-liberty. You never really had any freedom. Governments gave you political rights because they had you by the balls. Every time they needed money...they squeezed your testicles. If you had more money, then they came in the back door. So, the question is....how to protect your money.
Clearly gold and other precious metals are the order of the day. Historically, gold has always risen to a peak value which relates to a Dow Jones Index value / Gold price of 4-5x. That ratio, at the current Dow Index of 11,100 points, equates to a peak value of $2775/oz. Of course if the Fed engages in more quantitative easing, then the Dow could well go higher, and then gold could go higher. Of course you don't want to place all your money in gold.
Another appealing area is the commodity and emerging markets. Australia and NZ are safe, strong economies, but their property markets are priced high. Unless you are looking at cheap rural properties, you are better off investing in emerging Asian markets like the Philippines. It offers the best yields in Asia after Indonesia, except that there is far less prospect of Muslim extremism (Muslims are largely confined to the southern island, and extremist activism has declined). In addition, visa restrictions and language barriers in Indonesia makes the Philippines far more attractive. We already bought property in Lipa City, a satellite city between Manila and Batangas with 3 shopping malls and a particularly cool climate.

It is a personal decision - where to place your money. Personally, I like to spread it around for lifestyle reasons, even if that means having 3 mountain bikes, 3 washing machines. I might mention that you can buy white goods for a third of the cost as Australia in the Philippines, and its the same for comparable furniture. I like the low cost, beauty, high yields and culture of Japan. I like the easy of living, the relatively good 8% yields and fun of the Philippines, and I like the cool temperate climate of Australia/NZ. All of these places are good for reasons. In Australia, I'd buy gold stocks, mainly explorers in Africa and PNG. See my Specs blog.

I bought a home base in Japan for $US28000 (just 1hr from Tokyo), an investment property offering 13% yield for $US38,000. In rural areas, they are as little as $10,000. i.e. $10,000 outside Nagano City, which is an international airport and ski resort area. In the Philippines we bought foreclosed land lots in a failed subdivision in Lipa City, strategically located close to a planned school, opposite a community garden destined to become a high-class residential precinct, close to the main highway. In NZ, we bought a summer house in a rural area because the currency was only 0.50-0.55 to the USD, so it was a lifestyle decision and currency play. NZ is not growing much, however in 10-15 years it will have an energy boom. When a 4 million person economy finds oil & gas, it makes a big impact. So NZ will not always be the poor Western cousin of the OECD. In this commodities/energy boom, people will start finding energy resources.

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