Measures for Disaster

These articles are for those who want to take account of disaster risks when purchasing real estate, such as disaster countermeasures in Tokyo and earthquake-resistant properties in Japan.

Tokyo’s Apartments with Life Continuity Performance - Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s subsidy for purchase of emergency stockpiles and equipment

For promotion of home evacuation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government has started to register the apartments which are prepared for disasters and to announce the list of such apartments as “Tokyo’s apartments to stay during a disaster (Apartments with Life Continuity Performance)”. For the management as…

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Insurance for Flood Disaster (water damage) caused by heavy rain, typhoons, and others

Over the past few years, large-scale flood damages have frequently occurred in various parts of Japan due to typhoons and local heavy rains. Almost every year in some part of Japan there is heavy rainfall the likes of which is only seen once every few decades and due to this heavy rainfall, the ri…

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Preventative Measures against flooding in the Tokyo metropolitan area

This year’s strongest typhoon–No. 19 (Hagibis)–has brought record breaking heavy rains throughout eastern Japan. It has caused the flooding of some major and numerous small rivers in various areas which caused significant damages to the nearby housing and infrastructure. Because of damage caused by…

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Information on Emergency and Disaster Prevention for Foreign Residents – Interview of NHK WORLD-JAPAN

This year’s strongest typhoon–No. 19 (Hagibis)–has passed through eastern Japan and has caused record breaking damages in various areas, including the Tokyo metropolitan area. As the damage caused by typhoons and torrential rains has become more and more serious over the past few years, we highly re…

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Property Investment For Foreigners: Japan's Earthquakes & Other Natural Disasters

The following is an excerpt from "Japan Real Estate Property Investment For Foreigners Part 2" by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) Japan’s current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has taken some serious steps aimed at re-introducing…

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Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan

To make all structures as earthquake-resistant as possible, the Building Standard Act has been - and always will be - strictly reviewed to ensure that buildings can withstand earthquakes every time the country experiences a large earthquake. Earthquake-resistance strength is strictly demanded for…

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