What is the lifespan of a house or apartment in Japan?

[Left] The Okuno Building (former Ginza Apartments), c1932; [Center] Warou Flat in Roppongi, c1930 ~ 1937; [Right] The 165+ year old Hosoda Residence in Nakano.

Do Japanese homes only last 30 years before they need to be torn down? Will you be kicked out of your apartment when the building reaches a certain age? There are a lot of tropes floating about regarding the lifespan of Japanese buildings, and the majority of these stories are based on incorrect information.

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