Why invest in Tokyo ? Here are some facts to consider; Japan is still the third largest economy in the world. Japan’s main city, Tokyo is the biggest city in the world. A mega-city. Tokyo has the highest population of any city and will retain this status for decades to come. The GDP of Tokyo is the largest of any city in the world and… Read more..
The below link provides a guide to the Japanese Taxation system. Please make not of page 9 which provides a guide to the taxation obligations of non-residents. Income received from a company will have a 20% withholding tax withheld but can be claimed against other income at the end of the year tax filing (depending on the tax treaty of your country with Japan). … Read more..
Pampered In Tokyo A developer peddles a lifestyle to go with luxury digs, complete with engraved Champagne bottles and a nearby helipad. By ELEANOR WARNOCK The ARK Hills Sengokuyama Residence, in a new luxury high-rise in central Tokyo, was designed with an expat clientele in mind. Living rooms are larger than is common in Japan, in line with American and European tastes. The front-desk staff… Read more..
A very interesting article posted by Reuters discussing the re-emerging property market here in Japan. Some of the sound bites below: ・Can’t sell the TV?…sell the office: Japan Inc fires up property market ・Japanese blue-chip firms, from electronics giants to brewers, are selling prime real estate to shore up battered balance sheets, stoking a resurgent property market. Some are moving into new offices… Read more..