Tokyo Bayside population continues to grow

While regional areas in Japan are suffering from a declining population, other districts, such as those in Tokyo’s bayside area, are struggling to control a surge in new residents. In 2019, Koto Ward’s population reached 518,000, an 80,000 increase over the past 10 years. Neighboring Chuo Ward’s population bottomed out at 72,000 in 1997 but now sits at 167,000. Numerous high-rise apartment towers and a desire to be closer to one’s office have been the main drivers behind the population growth.

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Tokyo second-hand apartment sale prices increase for 9th month in a row

Total second-hand apartment sales in the Tokyo metropolitan area dropped 6.5% from last year to 1,421 units in October. This was the first year-on-year decrease seen since February. 

According to REINS, the average sale price was 716,700 Yen/sqm, up 1.4% from the previous month and up 5.9% from last year. This is the 9th month in a row to see a year-on-year increase.

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