Land values drop nationwide for second year, but increase in Tokyo

Japan’s Standard Land Prices were announced yesterday by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The national average dropped by 0.4% from last year. This is the second year in a row to see a decline, but it is a slight improvement from last year’s 0.6% drop. The nationwide average has been in the negative for 27 of the past 30 years.

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Asking price of an apartment in Tokyo hits highest level since 2002

Bad news for buyers who decided to sit on the sidelines throughout 2020. According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70-sqm secondhand apartment across greater Tokyo was 40,440,000 Yen in May, up 0.6% from the previous month and up 10.1% from last year. This is the highest level seen since record-keeping began in 2002.

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