Year’s End Closure Announcement

December is in full swing, and the holiday season is upon us!   Our office will be closed from December 22nd and reopen on January 10th, 2019. We are wrapping up a bit earlier this year to allot our hardworking… More

December 13, 2018

A Brief Overview Of Investment Property In Japan

In recent years, Japan has stood out as an attractive region to consider purchasing investment property in for many foreigners, with interest continuing to grow.  In today’s article, we’ll discuss what makes Japan so appealing, where to consider investing and… More

November 27, 2018

Area Spotlight: Yokohama & Kanagawa

With the launch of FREA’s Corporate Housing Solutions recently, we have seen an increase in property searches directed in the Yokohama area!  Most our clients to date tended to stick to the inner 23 wards of Tokyo, so our staff… More

November 22, 2018

Corporate Housing Solutions In Japan With FREA!

This Fall, FREA has formally launched our Corporate Housing Solutions division, which is geared towards providing comprehensive relocation support for corporate employees. Initially, FREA was founded as a foreigner-specialized real estate company with only in personal lease contracts in mind,… More

November 20, 2018

Common Obstacles To Housing In Japan For Foreigners: The Application Process (Part 1 of 2)

It’s now the year 2018, and the amount of foreigners relocating to Japan is higher than ever.  But in spite of this, it remains staggeringly difficult for many of them to successfully secure domestic housing. Just why is it still… More

September 6, 2018

Japan’s New Airbnb Laws and The Affected Rental Properties

With the new laws in Japan that went into effect regarding short term housing on June 15th this year, Airbnb has drastically and abruptly reduced its number of active listings this summer.  In addition to mandatory registration, the newly instated… More

August 9, 2018

Move-In Day! – Corporate Housing Solutions For International Transfers! (Part 3 of 3)

In parts 1 and 2 of our corporate housing series, we shared the FREA process of finding housing and arranging furnishings for an actual incoming international employee.  In this 3rd and final segment we will now cover the actual move-in… More

August 7, 2018

Home Furnishings – Corporate Housing Solutions For International Transfers! (Part 2 of 3)

In our first article on corporate housing services provided by FREA, we covered the initial housing search process for an incoming international transferee.  Next, let’s look at how our relocation package prepares a stress-free and hassle-free furnished home on arrival…. More

August 1, 2018

Corporate Housing Solutions For International Transfers! (Part 1 of 3)

Anticipating an international transfer to Tokyo, Japan but unsure of where to begin with arranging housing?  How about a corporate leasing package through our bilingual real estate agency? At FREA, we provide complete guidance for incoming international staff seeking furnished… More

July 27, 2018

Insights On The Business Manager Visa From A Top Specialist

Last week, we met with a well-established visa specialist firm for a consultation on visa and business registration procedures for one of our pilot cases.  Information regarding the various visa application processes and especially the Business Manager (formerly Investor) visa… More

July 26, 2018