Rosenka land values down 1.8% nationwide

The National Tax Agency announced the 2013 Rosenka land valuations on July 1. Although the average land value nationwide fell for the 5th year in a row, the rate of decline is slowing. Rosenka land values were down 1.8% across Japan in 2013, after falling 2.8% in 2012 and 3.1% in 2011.

In Tokyo, the rosenka land value dropped by 0.3%, compared to a 1.2% decline in 2012.

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MLIT Land White Paper 2013

On June 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) released the data from their 2013 White Paper on Land.

According to the report, land prices continue to fall across Japan although the rate of decline is shrinking. A greater number of survey locations saw an increase or stabilisation of land prices.

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Land prices close to bottoming out in Japan

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced the ‘koji-chika’ assessed land values on March 21. These prices are current as of January 1 2013. Residential and commercial land prices fell for the fifth continuous year, although the fall in values was smaller than the last year in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, signalling a possible bottoming out of real estate prices.

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Nationwide land price declines shrink in 2012

On September 20, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced the results of the nationwide survey of land prices (chika-chosa). The average residential land price fell 2.5% (compared with a 3.2% fall in 2011), and the average commercial land price fell 3.1% (compared with a 4.0% fall in 2011). The rate of decline was smaller than normal this year, indicating that the market is heading towards a recovery. However, this is the 21st year of continual decreases in residential land prices, and the 5th year of continual decreases in commercial land prices.

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Kansai’s most expensive neighborhood is not where you think

Shinpoincho, Tennoji-ku

The most expensive neighborhoods in the Kansai area are typically considered to be Ashiya and Kurakuen, both in Hyogo Prefecture.

However, according to the kouji-chika land assessment values, the most expensive residential land in Kansai is in the Shinpoincho area in Osaka’s Tennoji-ku.

Shinpoincho has been in the number one spot for the past eleven years, yet remains relatively unknown as it does not have the same name recognition as the Ashiya, Tezukayama or Nara’s Gakuenmae neighborhoods.

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Korea Town leads to rise in land values

The South Korean pop culture boom in Shinjuku’s “Korea Town” has led to a large increase in surrounding land values.

According to the 2012 Koji-Chika assessed land values, the Shinokubo area in Shinjuku which has a large South Korean population has seen land values increase by 1.7% over the past year. While the nationwide residential land values have fallen by 2.3% and 3.1% in business districts, Korea Town has managed to escape from the declining land values.

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70 – 80 percent drop in rosenka land values in Tohoku

In order to account for changes in land values due to the March 11 Tohoku disaster, Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) announced adjustment ratios, or scaling factors, for the 2011 rosenka (prices of land fronting major roads). Along with the 1995 Hanshin Earthquake, this is only the second time in history that adjustment ratios have been introduced.

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Land prices across Japan continue to fall after the Tohoku disaster

On September 20, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) published the results of the nationwide land price survey (chika-chosa) as of July 1, 2011. Overall, land values fell by 3.4% from the year before with residential land falling by 3.2% and commercial land values falling by 4.0% over the same period. In 2010, residential land values fell by 3.4% and commercial land fell by 4.6% so the rate of decline has lessened slightly.

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Land price movements for Japan for 2nd QTR announced

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced the land price movements for Japan on July 1st, 2011.

Of the 146 surveyed sites across Japan, land values for 7 sites increased, 53 sites saw no change and 86 sites saw a decline in values.

Compared to the previous report issued on April 1st, 2011, just following the Tohoku Disaster, it appears that land values are starting to stabilize.

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