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Frontiers of Real Estate Science in Japan

  • Presents the latest real estate research in Japan

  • Explains the typical characteristics of the real estate market in depopulated areas

  • Discusses real estate regulation and policy in Japan

Part of the book series: New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives (NFRSASIPER, volume 29)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Real Estate Tax System and Real Estate Market in Japan

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. The Optimal Reform About Property Tax

      • Fukuju Yamazaki
      Pages 139-146Open Access
  3. City Planning and New Technology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259

About this book

This open access book presents recent research and hot topics in the field of real estate science in Japan. It features carefully selected English translations of peer-reviewed papers and excellent articles published in the Japanese Journal of Real Estate Sciences, as well as papers presented at the Japan Association of Real Estate Sciences (JARES) annual conference. 

The topics covered include market analyses of vacant houses, policies for reuse of vacant houses, property tax policy, issues of land for which the owners are unknown, disaster and real estate values, the siting optimization plan and its influence on real estate, big data and ICT technology for the real estate business, and public real estate management.
Real estate science in Japan has developed in step with international research in the fields of law and economics, regional science, civil engineering, environmental science, architectonics, and related areas. At the same time, it has evolved into a unique discipline that focuses on policy-oriented practical science with arguments for the reform of outdated laws, regulations, and traditional customs. Asian countries are currently growing rapidly and are catching up with developing countries. The lessons learned and know-how accumulated by JARES is helpful for practitioners and policymakers not only in Japan, but also in other Asian countries.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Yasushi Asami

  • Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsuchiura, Japan

    Yoshiro Higano

  • Urban Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan

    Hideo Fukui

About the editors

Yasushi Asami, The University of Tokyo



Yoshiro Higano, Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba


Hideo Fukui, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies   



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Buy it now

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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