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Japan's housing market is an obvious oversupply. Although, the population
is continued to
decline, the continued supply of new homes reaches up to 100million each
the number of total units of housing is much greater than the 60 million
units, which is more
than the entire sum of households in the country.
Based on 2012 data from the National Institute of Population and Social
Japan's population will keep declining by about one million people every
year in the coming
decades, which will leave Japan with a population of 86 million in 2060.
By that time,
more than 40% of the population is expected to be over age 65. In 2012,
the population had
for six consecutive years declined by 212,000, the largest drop on record
since 1947, and
also a record low of 1.03 million births. In 2014, a new record of population
with 268,000 people.
Despite the fact of the decline population, the government has been encouraging
a new house and condominium, since a high economic effect, which includes
and real estate industries. As priming, Japanese government offered tax
breaks of an incentive
of tax, including inheritance tax, mortgage. These incentive packages led
a great promotion
to build a rental house or condominium, without pay attention to the actual
As a result, there were 8.2 million vacant houses in 2013. In Tokyo, a
building boom for a rental
purpose is still underway, as of November 2015, although the fact that
an empty room has
been increasing steadily.
Japan is now in the era of population decline.
Population distribution chart by age, in 2015 and 2060 prediction in Tokyo
Crisis emerged that both Tookyo and localities will fall in population
together and became short of tax revenue.
Picture source: NHK September 25, 2016
The Bank of Japan
The movements to build and purchase rental-housing as a part of investment
have been very
active for the purpose saving taxes, since it became easy to borrow funds
due to the large decline
in interest rates due to the negative interest rate policy by the central
bank. However, in Tokyo
and many other cities, vacancy rate of rental property ( houses, rooms
and offices ) has
been increasing in the significant degree. The bank of Japan now warns
of the occurrence of
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