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My father passed away and I had no choice but to leave it empty. I’m glad to see it put to good use.

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An Osaka City resident in her 60s, referring to a building previously used by her father as an office, that has been vacant for seven years. It is now an ice cream store. Owners of vacant houses are taking advantage of leasing services that renovate such homes and sublease them as residences or shops.

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There are too many beyond reforming and need demolishing but then the land taxes kick in.

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Some good ideas you put forth there

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There are too many beyond reforming and need demolishing but then the land taxes kick in

which is the DUMBEST thing about Japanese law. There are over 9 million Akiya in Japan and the main cause of that is the land tax BS they have here. Just do away with it already.

The house in front of mine is an Akiya and so are sooo many in our neighborhood.

Tokyo alone has over 2 million empty houses

They need to do something about that.

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