Webinar: How to buy a home in Japan as a foreigner


Learn how to buy a home in Japan, whether you're in Japan or from overseas. The seminar, hosted by GaijinPot / Real Estate Japan (GPlusMedia), will be held live online from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday Aug 6 (JST).

In this seminar, we will cover the basics of buying a home, including:

  • Real estate market trends
  • Interest rates
  • Financing options based on your visa status
  • Tax benefits and tax deductions
  • Home buying procedure

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner LINC Inc is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Make sure to take notes of questions you have during the seminar, as we will hold a Q&A session at the end. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the home buying process and get first-hand expert advice!

Free, online consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate that you would like to request an appointment on the registration form. A consultant from LINC Inc. will contact you.

Our partner, LINC is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.
  • Please note that LINC is only able to offer private consultations for buyers looking for a home in the city of Tokyo. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


GPlus Media Inc

Yasuhiro Kitagawa 

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.


Shinichi Kawamura

Chief Executive Officer

After years of managerial experience at one of the world's leading homebuilders in Japan, he received an MBA while working overseas. He specializes in providing consultation services in the real estate industry by partnering with professionals such lawyers, accountants, architects, and designers, etc. to find optimal solutions for clients.

Webinar details

Host: Real Estate Japan

Date: Aug 6, 11 a.m.

Location: This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo

Participation: Free

Seats: 50


To register for this seminar click on the link below.

Register for this event on GoToWebinar

  • 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 is 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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (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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Their presentations are great and allow very helpful Q and A afterwards. Highly recommend.

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OK. I have two homes in Japan. I bought the house I live in now 20 years ago. My bank would not offer me a mortgage loan but they sent me to a smaller bank they were associated with. The small bank required 50% down and another 50% deposited in their bank although I could withdraw this after the loan was approved. In other words, I had to prove that I didn't need a loan before they would grant me one. I sold off some real estate in the US to raise the money and I was granted a 10 year mortgage. I bought the second home from a friend in Okinawa. The land is leased. To this day there is no "legal" house owner since local Japanese law does not recognize foreign signatures under certain guidelines. We tried using an attorney twice with no success. It doesn't matter as I just rent it out. I pay the taxes on it regularly. I can only wish that other foreign buyers in this country have better luck with real estate than I do, although I don't regret purchasing either property.

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