[December 14th]How to Buy a Home in Japan as a Foreigner: And How to Get the Best Financing Terms


[December 14th]How to Buy a Home in Japan as a Foreigner: And How to Get the Best Financing Terms


Host:Real Estate Japan Inc.

Date:December 14, 2019

Time:11:00 am

Location:4F Higashi-Azabu IS Bldg. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo


Real Estate Japan Inc. is pleased to present the next installment in this popular series of seminars on buying your dream home as a foreigner in Japan.

In this seminar, we will cover the basics of buying a home, including:

  • The process of buying a home in Japan
  • How to get financing as a foreigner
  • How your residency status can significantly affect financing terms. For example, if you have Permanent Residency (PR) you may be able to buy a home with no money down.
  • Simulations of how the consumption tax increase on October 1st, 2019 will affect the various components of your final purchase price
  • An overview of Japan’s currently ultra-low interest rate environment and simulations of how your total re-payment amount will change depending on what interest rate you get
  • What to look for when doing a property viewing
  • How to negotiate the purchase price
  • Tax benefits and tax deductions
  • Government subsidies to help with a home purchase

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan.

There will be ample time for questions after the formal presentation. This is a unique opportunity to get unbiased information about the practical aspects of buying a home in Japan.

Private consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate in the form below a few dates and times when you would be available for a meeting following the seminar.

Our partner, LINC Inc. is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following. Real Estate Japan Inc. will be providing language support services.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.


  • Please note that we are only able to offer private consultations for buyers looking for a home in the city of Tokyo. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The seminar is free, but seating is limited and previous seminars have filled up quickly, so please register below.

Real Estate Japan Inc. staff will be providing English-Japanese interpretation for speakers and attendees.

The seminar will be held in the meeting rooms at Real Estate Japan Inc., which shares offices with GPlus Media Inc. We are located on the 4th floor of the IS Building in Higashi Azabu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Real Estate Japan Inc., General Manager Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan Inc. for six years, the last four as General Manager. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan Inc.’s investment support services for foreigners.

LINC Inc., Chief Executive Officer Shinichi Kawamura

After years of managerial experience at one of the world’s leading homebuilders in Japan, he received an MBA while working overseas. He specializes in providing consultation services in the real estate industry by partnering with professionals such lawyers, accountants, architects, and designers, etc. to find optimal solutions for clients.

LINC Inc., Licensed Agent Ayumi Nakajima

After graduating from university in Canada, Ms. Nakajima’s diverse work experience at one of the pioneer share house companies in Tokyo was her first opportunity to work in the real estate industry. She provided various kinds of support for short- and long-term-stay tenants from all over the world. After that, as a Licensed Japanese Real Estate Broker, she engaged in a wide range of tasks mainly dealing with services for high-end apartments in central Tokyo. Her wide-ranging work experience with owners and tenants from overseas motivated her to join LINC Inc. in 2019.


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