Singapore investment in Japanese real estate has been growing over recent years, as evidenced by the growing number of Tokyo property exhibitions in the city-state.

Now new research from Orange Tee has examined the trend, and questioned whether now is the right time to invest in the country?

In its Real Estate Datatrend report, the research arm of the real estate firm noted that Japan is proving to be an exciting place to invest in. Overall land and condominium prices have been on an uptrend, the firm said, and prices should face positive upside from the hosting rights of 2020 Olympics.

“With the Japanese yen down 21 percent against the Singapore dollar over the last five years, and Abenomics driving growth, this is an opportune time for some investors to purchase some quality assets at a discount,” the report said.

Orange Tee said the prospects for Japanese real estate are attractive. Japan’s economic growth in Q1 2014 surged 5.9 percent on an annualised basis from the previous three months, and the growth surge appears to mark a victory for Abenomics. Should Abenomics continue to succeed, and stable inflation start to set hold in Japan, upward revision in prices and rents are likely to follow suit given the increasing and prices.

“Investors who are looking for quality real assets with stable rents and good capital appreciation prospects may want to consider adding Japan real estate to their portfolios and the timing is just about right,” the report concluded.

Read the full Orange Tee report HERE.


Andrew Batt, International Group Editor of PropertyGuru Group, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email

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