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GPlus Media launches service to help foreigners find high-quality rental housing in Japan

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GPlus Media, publisher of Japan Today and Real Estate Japan, have launched GPlus Media Housing Service, a comprehensive support service for English-speaking foreigners seeking rental housing in Japan.

Foreigners who qualify for registration* are able to access the rental apartment database of Real Estate Japan. When they find an apartment that interests them, they can submit an application request to GPlus Media, which then rents the apartment and subleases it to the user.

This new subleasing system provides multiple benefits to foreign renters. They can view available apartment details and complete the entire rental application process in English, a boon to non-Japanese-speaking foreigners who face difficulty navigating Japan’s complex real estate rental system.

For renters and real estate agencies, the new service opens an untapped but growing market of foreigners seeking high-quality long-term housing in Japan.

Commenting on the new service, Kieron Cashell, Genral Manager of GPlus Media, said, “The service falls neatly in line with our corporate goal of ‘Building International Japan’ and our track record of providing information and services that help foreigners make the most of their time here. I am confident the GPlus Media Housing Service will relieve a good portion of the stress foreigners feel when faced with finding good apartment rentals here.”

*For full details on the GPlus Media Housing Service, including rules of eligibility to apply, please visit Real Estate Japan at: http://resources.realestate.co.jp/guide/gplus-media-housing-service/.

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©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.


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a comprehensive support service for English-speaking foreigners seeking rental housing in Japan.

What if you are not an english speaking foreigner? Then what?

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What if you are not an english speaking foreigner? Then what?

I hope you're not demanding this company to support every language in the world. Cause that's just silly. English is the universal language, and it is no shock that it is the first thing they cover. Cant see the sense in that? What if you are not an english speaking foreigner, you ask? Well, I ask you, how do you communicate with people when you go international? Do you go to other countries and ask why they do not support and only english?

I'm sorry, I dont mean to be rude.

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What if you are not an english speaking foreigner? Then what?

Very simple, then you must learn English or take assistance of a person within your community who can speak both your language and English.

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Are there really so many foreigners who are actually insane enough to continue living in Japan to make this a viable business model?

Also, of those maniacs, are there actually enough of those so stupid and insane enough as to pay from 200,000 - 900,000 yen per month for a small concrete box prison cell in the downtown area? There are many, many better deals that can be found by looking and dealing directly through Japanese realtors. There are so many empty apartments all over Tokyo now, and they will deal with foreigners if you can speak Japanese and have the yen.

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Are there really so many foreigners who are actually insane enough to continue living in Japan to make this a viable business model?

Obviously G+ thinks there are.

And they are probably right - there are still a lot of expats here on expat packages, that don't speak Japanese, and have a healthy housing budget.

Also, of those maniacs, are there actually enough of those so stupid and insane enough as to pay from 200,000 - 900,000 yen per month for a small concrete box prison cell in the downtown area?

Anything over 200,000/month in Tokyo is going to give you a decent sized apartment. Anything over 400,000 is going to give you nice apartment. Anything over 600,000 is going to give you a pimp place to be envied by most people. None of these are going to be a small concrete box prison cell. That's what you get for 100,000/month.

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Obviously G+ thinks there are.

And they are probably right - there are still a lot of expats here on expat packages, that don't speak Japanese, and have a healthy housing budget.

No, that is not true. The numbers of expats in the financial sector are decreasing See Japan Today "Why leading foreign banks are saying sayonara to Japan" Sep. 04, 2015 by David McNeill

Anything over 200,000/month in Tokyo is going to give you a decent sized apartment. Anything over 400,000 is going to give you nice apartment. Anything over 600,000 is going to give you a pimp place to be envied by most people. None of these are going to be a small concrete box prison cell. That's what you get for 100,000/month.

This too is false. Monthly payments like those can easily rent or purchase homes in the US or Europe.

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and they are probably right - there are still a lot of expats here on expat packages, that don't speak Japanese, and have a healthy housing budget.

No, that is not true. The numbers of expats in the financial sector are decreasing See Japan Today "Why leading foreign banks are saying sayonara to Japan"

What do you mean it's not true? The article says that the number of expats in the financial sector is decreasing, not that all expats on expat packages have disappeared altogether (plenty of other industries). For my statement to not be true, there would have to be no expats at all, or at least not lots.

Anything over 200,000/month in Tokyo is going to give you a decent sized apartment. Anything over 400,000 is going to give you nice apartment. Anything over 600,000 is going to give you a pimp place to be envied by most people. None of these are going to be a small concrete box prison cell. That's what you get for 100,000/month.

This too is false. Monthly payments like those can easily rent or purchase homes in the US or Europe.

What do you mean it's not true? The cost to purchase homes in the US and Europe has nothing to do with whether or not you can get the places I listed at the prices I listed in Tokyo. For my statement to not be true, you would have to not be able to get apartments at the quality I listed for the prices I gave.

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