A Guide to Housing in Japan

Housing, more generally understood, refers to the arrangement and assigned use of buildings or homes collectively, for the public purpose of housing people in a town, village, city, or suburb for the avoidance of extreme weather conditions and more specifically, the prevention of natural disasters. These buildings are constructed on a pre-planned foundation, following prescribed architectural standards laid down by the government, in order to prevent deterioration due to environmental causes. These buildings also come with different designs to offer comfort, efficiency, safety, as well as beauty.

The term ‘housing’ can be used in conjunction with two other terms: public housing and private housing. Public housing is that which is provided to the inhabitants of a town, suburb, or village by the government. Private housing, on the other hand, is that which is provided to members of a family or group by a person or an institution, such as a club, association or trust. The term ‘firm housing’ denotes the housing facilities provided by large companies to their employees; while ‘assisted housing’ refers to supportive housing provided to single persons or families. Both main article buildings and apartments share the same functions, although they serve slightly different needs.

One of the most popular forms of housing today is dance, which is a fixed room that can accommodate up to four people. Danchi can be either rented individually or leased as part of a group. The main article buildings and apartments serve the dual function of providing shelter to its occupants as well as serving the social needs of the community by contributing to its economy. Whatever type of housing program you prefer, one thing is certain – you will definitely benefit from housing that fits your needs perfectly, whether it’s a flat, condominium or even a row of apartment units, wherever and whenever you wish.