Transformation of the Housing Market in Tokyo since the Late 1990s: Housing Purchases by Single-person Households

Authors

  • Tomoko Kubo
  • Yoshimichi Yui

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.3-21

Keywords:

transformation, housing market, single-person households, condominiums

Abstract

This study aims to clarify the correlation between the transformation of the Japanese housing market and the increasing number of single-person households in Japan, with a special focus on the supply of compact condominiums. In order to achieve the abovementioned purpose, the changes in the Japanese housing market and diversification of the Japanese household structure are described. Finally, the features of the supply strategies of condominium suppliers, which reflect the diversification of the household structure and increasing need for condominiums by single-person households in central Tokyo, are examined.

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Author Biographies

Tomoko Kubo

Tomoko Kubo, Ph.D., Urban Geographer, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshimichi Yui

Yoshimichi Yui, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

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Published

01.12.2011

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Kubo, T., & Yui, Y. (2011). Transformation of the Housing Market in Tokyo since the Late 1990s: Housing Purchases by Single-person Households. Asian Studies, 15(3), 3–21. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.3-21