Buying selling real estate in Japan

  1. Foreign nonresidents must notify the Minister of Finance via the Bank of Japan within 20 days of transaction.
  2. When the seller is resident and the buyer is non-resident, the seller withholds a 10% tax for purchases of 100 million yen or more, which is adjusted and refunded whenever necessary to the buyer.

As registering the real estate parcel does take time, it is useful to have a representative handle matters, such as proof of deposits in Japan for non resident foreigners, who do not have bank accounts in Japan. Our firm can hold the remittance and proceed with the purchase.

Investing in Japan

A special purpose company is often used to facilitate investing in real estate, as well as a silent partnership. Both are not subject to corporate tax.

Kaneko Hirohito Law Office
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