Households see savings grow 5% in 2021

The average total household savings of a household of 2 or more people in Japan reached 18,800,000 Yen in 2021, up 5.0% from 2020. This is the 3rd year in a row to see a year-on-year increase and the highest level since 2002. Households have seen savings increase in the pandemic due to fewer outings and expenditures.

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US fund buys 1,200 share houses

U.S. investment fund Lone Star is acquiring approximately 1,200 share houses from debtors that fell for a failed investment scam operated under the Kabocha-no-basha brand. The total acquisition price is estimated to be around 70 billion Yen (approx. US$536 million).

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