There are several reasons for recommending Japanese real estate, as follows.
The Japanese real estate market is the second biggest in the world, and it still has room for further expansion.
Even as the market cooled following the Great Recession, income from Japanese real estate remained steady.
In addition to Japan being politically stable, there are no differences in its application system between domestic and oversea investors for real estate transactions.
As shown in the figure below, Tokyo was ranked the safest city in the world in 2015.
Real estate prices in Japan showed a rising trend until 2008.
After the Lehman Brothers shock, however, they fell precipitously. And prices remained low for a while.
Real estate prices began rising slowly following the Japanese ABENOMICS policies, with prices and values nowadays maintaining a high level.
Additionally, the Tokyo Olympics are set for 2020.
So the price of real estate in the Tokyo market is expected to remain at current levels or to continue rising until after the Tokyo Olympics.
The vertical axis shows the rate of price variability; the horizontal one shows the year.
There has been a recent increase in real estate purchases by foreigners in Japan due to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 and the falling Japanese yen.
Foreigners from many countries, including from Europe, America, Asia, and Oceania, have bought Japanese real estate for either investment purposes or their own use.
Foreigners are increasingly becoming the owners of real estate such as condominiums and the commercial buildings in Central Tokyo.