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Date : November 18, 2020

Housing Conditions and Real Estate Market in Japan (Mr. Yoichi Ikemoto, Editor in Chief, Recruit Housing Info Magazine SUUMO)

post date : 2020.11.04

With remote work becoming more common due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased amounts of time being spent at home, people in Japan have begun to place a higher emphasis on size, number of rooms, and usability when choosing a home, with more people willing to sacrifice being close to a train station. People living in rental housing have been showing greater interest in affordable detached homes in the suburbs, with higher levels of consumer activity than average from the summer to fall this year.

What will happen with these changes in lifestyle and how homes are chosen moving forward? Will things revert to how they were, or remain changed? The FPCJ has invited Mr. Yoichi Ikemoto, editor in chief of Recruit Sumai Company’s SUUMO magazine, to speak about how housing conditions and the real estate market in Japan is changing due to COVID-19 pandemic, using data and specific examples.

■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: November 18 (Wed), 2020, 10:00-11:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, Nov. 17)

Briefer: Mr. Yoichi Ikemoto, Editor in Chief, Recruit Housing Info Magazine SUUMO

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on November 17.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).

■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.

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