Art / Lifestyle July 15, 2021

The Global Resident | Part 7 – Japan

As the landscape of the world continues to change every day, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this continuing series we’ll explore destinations around the world with benefits like residency and citizenship by investment programs, tax incentives, and more, as well as hear from local experts throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand network along the way. 


Tokyo, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty 

Comprising more than 6,800 individual islands in the Norwest Pacific Ocean, the nation of Japan is one whose culture spans the globe, penetrating everything from cuisine, art, film, and music. Tokyo, Japan’s capital and its largest city, is the most populous metropolitan city in the world and will play host to the 2020 Summer Games (happening in July of 2021)

Shizuoka, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty 

“The most attractive aspect to investing in Japan is that it is more stable and safer when comparing to other countries,” says List Sotheby’s International Realty, who operates throughout Japan. “Outside of the urban areas like Tokyo, nearly 69% of Japan offers investors the chance to live in mountains or forested areas with river and lake access.”

Hokkaido, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty 

With no minimum real estate investment required for a visa application for non-Japanese natives along with a 23.2% maximum corporate tax, it’s no surprise Japan is becoming a target for Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) buyers, with many coming from neighboring countries such as Vietnam, China, and South Korea.

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