Tips from Plaza Homes for renting a home in Japan


GaijinPot/Real Estate Japan is pleased to present a webinar on how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The webinar will be held live online from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov 29 (Japan standard time).

When & Where

  • Host: GaijinPot / Real Estate Japan (GPlusMedia)
  • Date: November 29, Tuesday
  • Time: 6 p.m. (JST)
  • Location: This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
  • Admission: Free
  • Seats: 50

Whether you’re currently living in Japan or overseas, if you want to learn about the housing market and how to rent an apartment in Japan, this seminar is designed for you.


In this seminar, we will discuss the following:

  • Greeting your new neighbors
  • Is it ok if I make holes to hang things on my apartment walls?
  • Is it possible to rent an apartment if I have pets?
  • What modern Japanese bathrooms are like
  • How to handle the keys for your rented property
  • Why do you have to get renters insurance?
  • What you’re not allowed to do in a rental property
  • What are the steps for renting an apartment in Japan?
  • Why is it so hard for foreigners to rent an apartment in Japan?
  • Q&A


Sumie Nakamura / Licensed Real Estate Agent ・Assistant Manager at Plaza Homes

After years in the U.S., spending most of her time in the hospitality industry, she started a new career at Plaza Homes as a real estate agent. She has specialized in rental properties for foreigners for 15 years. With many years of knowledge, experience, and true passion, she offers each client full satisfaction, finding the best place that meets their needs and preferences.

Yasuhiro Kitagawa / CBDO

Yasuhiro is in charge of business development within GPlusMedia and integrates GPlusMedia with Gakken Group to build up synergy and new services/products across different channels to make it global. 

How to Register

  • To register for this seminar, click here.
  • You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.
  • After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.
  • Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.
  • If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.
  • Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 50 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.
  • The date and time shown in the confirmation email are the correct date and time for your time zone, as calculated using your computer’s IP address. There is no need to convert the time shown to your location.
  • Our working days and hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm (Japan Standard Time), excluding Japanese national holidays. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to immediately respond to inquiries received outside of these hours.
  • We aren’t able to provide a recording of the webinar. In case you’re unable to attend, please register for a following session. We usually hold webinars on the same topic at least once a month.
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