Osaka Metro loses millions on minpaku mansion

Osaka Metro Co., Ltd., the operator of Osaka’s metro transit system, has reportedly sold a ‘minpaku’-style short-term letting building at a loss. The apartment building was purchased in 2019 with the goal of opening it to foreign tourists from February 2021, but those plans have been abandoned due to the ongoing international travel bans.

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Osaka gets rosenka land value revision as pandemic hits shopping districts hard

Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) has decided to revise the rosenka land tax valuations downwards by 4% in three districts in Osaka to reflect the drop in land prices. This is the first time outside of a major disaster that the values have been revised since the system was introduced in 1955. Osaka, which has been hit hard by the tourism downtown, is the only city in Japan to receive this special adjustment.

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New apartment price in greater Tokyo hits 30-year high in 2020

The number of brand-new apartments released for sale across greater Tokyo in 2020 hit the lowest level in 28 years after the coronavirus pandemic saw showrooms shuttered and developers delay sales. A total of 27,228 apartments went on the market, down 12.8% from 2019. Sales are expected to recover in 2021 with 32,000 units forecast to be supplied.

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