Apartment Investment

By | Real Estate

I would like to analyze the existing circumstances of real estate investments.

Real estate property is individual and different. There is a quite high variation about each property. On the other hand, there is the average real estate market trend of all properties. I analyze about the general trend here at the moment.

The Gross Rates of Return (%) are consistently trending downwards since 2014. Japan national average of the Gross Rate of Return was 9.0% in 2014, but it is 5% level in 2019.

The Gross Rate of Return means the percentage of yearly rental income divided by the purchase price of the real estate property. (Gross Rate of Return) = (Yearly rental income) ÷(Purchase Price

However, the Net Rate of Return is the percentage figure of net yearly rental income divided by the net purchase price.  (Net Rate of Return) = (Net yearly rental income) ÷ (Net Purchase Price)

  • (Net yearly rental income) = (Yearly rental income) (Overhead expenses
  • (Net Purchase Price) = (Purchase Price) (Overhead expenses at the time of purchase)

The capital cost means the bank charges %. Therefore, the figure real estate investors should consider is the following percentage.

(Net Rate of Return) (Bank charges)

The number of this percentage is approaching approximately 0% or below 0% now.

What is meant by this figure?

If real estate investors can expect for capital gains, they will continue to purchase properties even if the income gains are below 0%.

Conversely speaking when property purchase prices top out and show signs of retreat, real estate selling price begins all downward trend in real estate purchase prices because investors do not buy.

Since the purchase prices decline and then the income gain % will be adjusted, the suitable opportunity for investment will present itself.

When the time comes the income gains become normal %, namely, properties of over 10% gross return rate are beginning to come onto the real estate market, it will be the investment opportunities.

Cosmos (Autumn Cherry Blossom)

By | Sightseeing

Japanese October is the height of the cosmos season. The cosmos flowers are in full bloom now. “Cosmos” is written “Autumn cherry blossom” in Japanese kanji.

Cherry blossom in spring season has particular significance for Japanese people.  Pink cherry blossom has the cultural flower in Japanese history.

In October the temperature drops sharply about 10 degrees in a week. Since the temperature changes sharply, many people often get out of condition.

Summer changes to autumn.  One feels unaccountably lonely on autumn season. Cosmos admirably gives expression to the Japanese lonely feelings.


 Higanbana 彼岸花

とよのコスモスの里 Toyono Cosmos no sato

TEL: 072-739-1363

MAP : https://goo.gl/maps/WqXXb9as6b11CjSp6 


コスモスの里 穂谷 Hotani Cosmos no sato

TEL: 072-841-1348 





The attractions of Echizen Japan Paper

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  • We visited the village of Echizen Washi in Fukui prefecture.


The history of Echizen Japan Paper dates back to 1500 years ago.

Echizen Paper is used for fusuma paper of the Katsura Detached Palace.


The Louvre Art Museum also adopts Echizen Paper.

It is said that Picasso Pablo had treasured Echizen Japan Paper habitually. 

In the building we visited there was a shop various Echizen Washi were on sale.

I felt the price isn’t so expensive and suited my pocketbook.

Most paper were not finished product for interior design, the Paper itself were on sale in the shop.

We visited Udatsu traditional handicrafts house.


After my return from Fukui to Osaka, we did various work with Echizen Paper I purchased.

It was utterly delightful to create handmade products.

I think we can provide very attractive interior design for our customers by Echizen Japanese Paper.

We stuck Echizen Paper on the back of our smart phone.

Furthermore we colored in the pap

I twisted Echizen paper around a light.

This is our office.

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

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The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

I would like to provide information about The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

It is a low-slung building by the Kamo River and the atmospher is different from the Ritz Carlton Osaka.

I think the reason for the low-slung hotel is the Japanese Building Standards Law, however the building is thoughtfully designed for the underground floor to admit sunlight.

The interior is designed on the theme of The Tale of Genji.

I found in the picture by the Italian restaurant that an image of Hikaru Genji (a main character of The Tale of Genji) appears on the picture as I watch from the side.

The best part of the interior design of this hotel is the Moon which reflects and hangs on the large glass.

The moon has fine stitching. It is on the wall of the opposite side.

The Tale of Genji is the Japanese literary work in the Heian Period which is one thousand years ago. The literary artist is a woman writer. It is often said that Japan is an exclusively male society, however actually women were playing leading roles in Japanese society since one thousand years ago.

It was long before European women’s participation in society.


The Tale of Genji is the highest pinnacle of Japanese literature.

There is no other Japanese literary production up to the present.

There are a few representatives of foreign managers in the Ritz Carlton Kyoto. They are real professionals of hotel management. Japanese staffs are managed by these few foreign management.

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto is a charming hotel which combines Western style of design and Japanese history.