"Good news, struggling millennial homebuyer: you’re moving to Japan.
Why? Because the sushi’s fresh, the weather’s nice, and the houses are free.
An increasing number of unoccupied properties around the country are
being listed for sale on online databases known as "akiya banks" – akiya
translating to “vacant house" – with thousands of homes in relatively
good condition being offered up for either nothing or next to nothing,
Insider reports. Prices on one particular akiya database don’t go any
higher than a maximum of 30 million yen (about £208,000), while many
properties are listed under “gratis transfer” for the sum of literally
zero yen. Pay a few taxes and some agent commission fees, and the place
Via Muse, who wrote "Next time you talk to me, I will be living in Japan
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*** Xanni ***
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