Invest in Japan's Fastest Growing City - Fukuoka

12 Mar 2019

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    Research indicates that this is due to the good experience enjoyed by many foreigners in Japan which is spreading by word of mouth overseas and accelerating the demand for long-term residences in Fukuoka.”

     

     

    As the fastest-growing major city in Japan outside the capital area, Fukuoka has been tempting workers and entrepreneurs away from the larger cities for decades through its lower prices and more relaxed lifestyle.

     

    Fukuoka, the largest city in Kyushu Island in southern Japan, is becoming one of the top tech start-up cities in Asia.

    Fukuoka is particularly attractive to investors due to its local and international transport connections. It is an economic and transportation hub on Kyushu Island.

    Tax breaks, relaxed visa restrictions and convenient international travel are making Fukuoka property highly sought-after by foreign investors.

     

    Rin Chiniku, Miyoshi Real Estate, explains:

    “Rental trends in Fukuoka's real estate market remains positive.

    Statistics showing that more than 60% of people living in Fukuoka are renting properties. Rental demand is consistently high and this is reflected in the increasing average rental rates.”

    “We are seeing greater number of foreigners moving to Japan for education and advanced medical treatment, and they are also looking to rent or buy in the housing market. A number of these are choosing to reside permanently in Japan as well.

    This segment of the market is not a new trend and we have had similar demands before. However, these is a recent boom in foreigners moving to Fukuoka not for sightseeing or short stay, but with the intention of residing on a long-term basis.

    Research indicates that this is due to the good experience enjoyed by many foreigners in Japan which is spreading by word of mouth overseas and accelerating the demand for long-term residences in Fukuoka.”

     

     

    As the fastest-growing major city in Japan outside the capital area, Fukuoka has been tempting workers and entrepreneurs away from the larger cities for decades through its lower prices and more relaxed lifestyle.

    It's especially popular with younger generations, fueling high demand for rental units in the inner city that continues to drive up property prices.

     

    Takahiro Yonei, Mitsubishi Jisho Residence, said:

    “With the increasing population of young people comes increasing demand for family-type layouts such as 70-80 sqm layouts consisting of three or four bedrooms.

    This is paralleled with higher demand for 40-60sqm units due to the rising number of single professionals moving to Fukuoka for work.”

     

    Designated one of Japan's Special Economic Zones, Fukuoka has more to offer than just a strategic location. With residential and office rents up to 50 percent cheaper than Tokyo, the international city offers attractive prospects for overseas property investment.

    Because of the tremendous social and economic activities in Fukuoka, investors can look forward to high rental yields. Fukuoka is an excellent choice to benefit the luxury of living while they invest in properties at a very low cost.

     

    For further information contact JLL International Residential directly at +65 6220 3888 or internationalresi@ap.jll.com 

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