Date : May 14, 2015
Video Report (Press Briefing): Solving the Issue of Vacant Houses–The Vacant Houses Special Measures Act (May 14, 2015)
post date : 2015.05.18
The number of empty houses in Japan reached a record high in 2013. The Vacant Houses Special Measures Act will come into full effect on May 26 to deal with this issue, with serious efforts by the national and local governments. The FPCJ invited Mr. Hidetaka Yoneyama, Senior Research Fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute and an expert on residential and property policies, to speak about the background of this issue and future policies.
The briefing had a total of 21 participants, including seventeen journalists from China, South Korea, France, Germany, the UK and the US, and two embassy representatives.
Mr. Hidetaka Yoneyama, Senior Research Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute