Japan has 9 million empty homes, according to the latest House and Land Statistical Survey published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on April 30. But… this number includes temporarily vacant properties and holiday homes, making the true ‘akiya’ or vacant house number closer to 3.85 million, or 5.9% of total housing stock.

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