Praise for Landed Japan

“Dillon’s book is so good that while reading it, I felt like I was an adult in a toy store: Envious of the stuff kids have now that I would have loved to have as a kid. If only I had the information in this book when I was building my house in the 1990s, I wouldn’t have ended up with the financial albatross I have now! Landed is an essential resource for anyone considering buying the most expensive consumer good in one of the most expensive (and tricky) housing markets in the world. It’s even a good read!”

Arudou Debito

Author of Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants to Japan, and coordinator of

“Landed provides valuable and comprehensive information for foreigners interested in purchasing property in Japan. Detailed information, statistics, sample budgets and personal stories make this guide readable and helpful.”

Jared Braiterman, Ph.D.

Founder, Tokyo Green Space

“An excellent work with impressive references. Finally, all the information you need in one place.”

Erik Oskamp

President, Akasaka Real Estate

“A must-read, not just for those considering buying a property in Japan, but also for individuals who are already homeowners, those who may be interested in refinancing, and there’s even something to be learned by long-term residents who are renting.”

Active Investing in Japan

“At [HK$659], this might seem like a hefty investment, but considering the kind of commitment involved in buying real estate in a foreign country, it’s a steal.”

Asia Law Blogging

“If you are seriously considering making a property purchase in Japan, buy this book.”

Japan Economy News

“This is not a dry text book, but a very interesting way to learn about how to make money in Japanese real estate.”

Mark Pink

TMJ Finance

“As a long-time resident of Tokyo and a property owner in Japan, Landed has proven to be an invaluable asset. A comprehensive study of the intricacies of the Tokyo market, I found it not only extremely informative but also very readable; even entertaining. I haven’t seen anything else out there with this depth of information.”

Aiden Hopfner

Investment banker

“My wife and I were looking at an investment property in Tokyo, a city we know very well socially but not commercially. Christopher’s advice helped us avoid a mistake that could have cost us several hundred thousand dollars.”

David Armitage

Hong Kong

“Landed is an essential reference for anyone buying real estate in Japan. It is unbiased and full of practical, up-to-date information. Even Japanese buyers can learn a lot from this book.”

Nobuo Takenaka

President and CEO, Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.