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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The data is in, and apartment buyers did not flee Tokyo for remote locations in 2020

Various news articles the world over reported on city dwellers fleeing the confines of their urban life in the midst of the pandemic to more regional escapes as large companies became more flexible on remote work arrangements. Tokyo was no stranger to those clickbait articles. And while the stories might be true for some major international cities, buyer behavior in Tokyo shows a less sensational and more grounded reality.

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