More people living in flood zones

The number of people living in flood zones across Japan has increased by 6.05% between 1995 and 2015, according to a survey by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The country’s total population over that same span increased by just 1.21%. Even prefectures experiencing depopulation saw growth in the number of residents living in flood zones.

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Japan’s regional land prices increase for first time in 28-years

Nationwide land prices rose for the fifth year in a row this year, but hard-hitting effects of the novel coronavirus could put a swift end to Japan’s real estate recovery. 

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the nationwide ‘chika-koji’ assessed land price saw a 1.4% increase in 2020. This was a 0.2 point improvement from 2019’s 1.2% increase. 

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