Tag Archives: housing

Resource: Real Estate Japan Blog

For those who are studying social science topics dealing with urban planning and demographics, Real Estate Japan started a blog in April 2015 that may be of use to you. While the English-language site generally focuses on buying and renting … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 5: Furnishing Your Japanese Apartment

In the previous two articles about living in Japan, I detailed the process of finding and selecting apartments in Japan. But one of the most expensive parts of moving into a new apartment is getting all the new furniture and … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Real Haunted Homes in Japan?

Halloween may have passed, but that’s no reason to stop bringing the chills! Teru Oshima has developed a new kind of real-estate map, one mapping Japan’s most haunted property locations, where grisly events leading to unnatural deaths have occurred. Typically real-estate … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Toriumi Haimu

In our final article on housing, guest David C. writes about his experiences at Toriumi Haimu, one of the popular options for apartment rental through the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. If you have any questions, feel free to leave … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Star Heights

Another guest writer, Alissa Murray was one of many students who chose IUC-sponsored housing during her stay in Yokohama at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. We should have one more housing post on the way, followed by one on … Continue reading

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IUC Series: Housing – Monthly Mansion vs. Apartment

Wondering what to do about IUC housing? We plan on featuring a couple different articles on the subject with all the basic info you need! A guest contributor here at Shinpai Deshou, Karen will be starting us off. Enjoy! ** When considering … Continue reading

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