Abandoned hotel in Okinawa to finally be demolished

Demolition has started on an abandoned hotel and local eyesore adjacent to Okinawa’s Nakagusuku Castle that has been sitting idle for almost five decades. In a rare move for privately-owned property, the prefecture has taken charge of demolition due to the need for a careful investigation for any historic artifacts and to avoid harm to protected wildlife. Demolition is expected to be completed by March 2020, after which the land will be converted back to parkland. 

New apartment supply in Tokyo drops 40% and hits 27-yr low

The total supply of new apartments released for sale across greater Tokyo in April saw a year-on-year drop of 39.3% to just 1,421 apartments. This is the lowest supply seen for the month of April since 1992. The reason for the low supply is due to both developers putting their efforts towards selling current inventory, along with an expectation of low buyer turnout during the 10-day Golden Week holiday. 

Price-earnings ratio across Tokyo sees slight increase in 2018

In 2018 the price-earnings ratio (PER) for brand-new apartments in greater Tokyo was 24.96, down from a record high of 28.66 seen in 2016 but up slightly from 24.49 seen in 2017. Almost 80% of the districts around train stations had PERs of over 22, while just 2.5% had PERs of under 18. A high PER means a low rental yield.

The average price of a brand-new 70 sqm (753 sq.ft) apartment across greater Tokyo was 73,440,000 Yen in 2018, up 9.9% from 2017 and up 22.4% from 2016. The average rent of a similarly sized new apartment was 241,631 Yen/month, up 7.4% from 2017 and up 37.6% from 2016. 

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