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SC Global Closes On $1B Japan Hospitality Fund

SC Capital Partners has closed on capital commitments totalling up to $1 billion for its Japan Hospitality Fund, just eight months after announcing the strategy. SC Capital and two global institutional investors have made an initial commitment to the yen-denominated fund amounting to JPY 61 billion ($500 million), with a further top-up option to increase the total equity commitment to about $1 billion, the …

Why ski property prices in US and Europe are rising de...

Covid-19 and WFH has heightened the demand for homes far from the city; potential buyers from Hong Kong make up about 25 per cent of the interest in Japanese ski properties Snow lovers are rejoicing now that European and US ski resorts, closed during last winter’s lockdowns, are reopening for the 2021-22 season. For owners of alpine properties, even better news is real estate …

Uncategorised Jan 05, 2022 0 Continue Reading

Hana Buys Osaka Logistics Center For About $140 MN

South Korea’s Hana Alternative Asset Management Co. has beat 16 Japanese bidders to acquire a logistics center in the port of Osaka, Japan for ¥14.8 billion ($135 million). The transaction marked the first investment by a South Korean firm in Japan’s real estate market since the outbreak of the global pandemic. It is expected to deliver a return of more than double the 4% …

LaSalle Raises $290M For Japan Fund, Adds Apartments, ...

LaSalle Investment Management has secured JPY 33 billion (US$289 million) in fresh funds for its open-ended Japan fund and added eight industrial and residential assets to the venture as Asia’s second largest economy continues to find favour with property investors. The fund management unit of Jones Lang LaSalle said Thursday that a portion of the new funds raised for LaSalle Japan Property Fund have …

Latest News Dec 03, 2021 0 Continue Reading

In Major Shift, Japan Looks To Allow More Foreign Work...

In a major shift for a country long reluctant to accept immigrants, Japan is looking to allow foreign nationals in certain blue-collar jobs to stay indefinitely starting as early as the 2022 fiscal year, a Justice Ministry official said on Thursday. Under a law that took effect in 2019, a category of “specified skilled workers” in 14 sectors such as farming, construction and sanitation …

President Of JTB Sees “Bright Future”, Dom...

JAPAN’S battered tourism industry is hopeful that it may be turning the corner on the pandemic. At the end of September, the state of emergency covering Tokyo and 18 other prefectures was lifted and an increase in vaccination rate (74.91% of the population fully vaccinated) has led to renewed confidence in domestic travel. The country also eased entry curbs for fully vaxxed business travellers …

Uncategorised Dec 01, 2021 0 Continue Reading

Japan’s eased entry restrictions: What incoming ...

For those who have been worried about when they can travel to Japan, the recent decision by Japan to ease entry restrictions on foreign nationals is a welcome development. However, since the government began accepting entry documents Monday, it has become apparent that the process isn’t that seamless, since the companies and organizations handling visitors have to go through a number of hoops. What …

Uncategorised Nov 29, 2021 0 Continue Reading
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Fortress Acquires Japan’s Largest Golf Operator

Fortress, a SoftBank Group affiliated investment fund, has decided to acquire Japan’s largest golf course operator for around 400 billion yen ($3.5 billion). Accordia Golf operates about 170 golf courses in Japan, Japan’s largest golf course operator. Fortress, which also operates hotels in Japan, intends to gain synergy effects by sharing customers with Accordia and thus raise its corporate value. Fortress will acquire Accordia …

Japan To Ease Travel Restrictions For Business Travell...

The Government of Japan has announced that as of November 8, 2021, in addition to Japanese travelers, non-Japanese travelers can make short-term business trips and must quarantine for three days under certain conditions. Non-residents traveling for tourism, family visitation, or other non-business objectives are excluded. Visits by non-nationals are allowed under certain conditions for the first time in 10 months. Visits for sightseeing purposes …

Uncategorised Nov 08, 2021 0 Continue Reading

Number of units sold in August in Tokyo 23 wards up 42...

Number of units sold in August in Tokyo 23 wards up 42.4% from the same month of last year The number of units sold in the same month increased to 1,940 units (up 16.2% from the previous year) for the first time in two months (Tokyo, Kagnagawa, Saitama and Chiba). By region, 839 units in the 23 wards of Tokyo (up 42.4%), 234 units …

Uncategorised Sep 17, 2021 0 Continue Reading

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