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Landed (Global) in Tokyo

Just back from an excellent week in Tokyo that kicked off on Thursday evening with a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan about the Ten Things You Need to Know Before Buying Property Across International Borders. Thank you to Emil Gorgees and to the ANZCCJ’s Kitaoka-san  and Sakaue-san for […]


On Tuesday, I spoke on a panel discussion about buying property in the United States organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The event, which  featured Jennifer Anderson from KPMG and Sam Van Horebeek from East-West Property Advisors, drew a full house. You can listen to my presentation and read a transcript […]

Abenomics’ third arrow

This afternoon, I attended  a presentation — jointly organized by Jetro and the Japanese government — about deregulation, which is the “third arrow” of Abenomics. As someone with an interest in Japanese real estate, two things in the presentation by Nishimura-san, senior vice-minister in charge of the Cabinet Office, stood out: 1. There is a […]

Spike Japan on life in rural Japan

If you are thinking of buying a home in rural Japan, you should read the essays published by Spike Japan. These thoughtful, well-written pieces capture the spirit and the day-to-day realities of Japan’s small towns and depopulated rural areas. The author has stopped writing new essays, but says he will maintain the old posts. And […]

New webinar

A webinar that I recorded with Adam German of Real Estate Japan on November 13 is now online. The 50-minute video covers residential real estate investment in Hong Kong, China and Japan.  

Please excuse…

… the lack of posts. I’ve been busy writing — and Tweeting — and 47,000 words of Landed China are now complete. I also have a new, 4-minute video explaining the concept behind the Landed books. You can watch it here on YouTube and here on Vimeo.  

Japan webinar highlights

Real Estate Japan has released highlights of the webinar we did in December 2010. You can watch the three-minute Youtube video here.

Internet update

For viewers in China, my real estate presentations are now available on The June 5, 2010, speech about buying a home in Hong Kong is available here. The November 17, 2010, presentation on buying property in Japan is here. More videos will be added shortly. When I started the Landed series of books, I […]

‘Shaken and Stirring’ remarks

My remarks from the July 6, 2011, British Chamber of Commerce in Japan luncheon are now on line. The pdf file includes links to research and news articles about the effects of the March 11 earthquake on Japan’s real estate market.