Emerging Challenges of Unoccupied Houses in Japan
- Friday, 4 March 2022 | 12:15 - 13:00 (JST)
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- Yuko Nakata Project Research Associate of Transnational Law, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
- Masayuki Tamaruya Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
This research analyzes legal issues that have contributed to the growing number of unoccupied properties in Japan and proposes how the Japanese government should manage them with trust. Unoccupied houses have become an important concern in the aging society of Japan. It is said that unoccupied properties adversely affect the community environment. They are at a high risk of collapsing and could be hotbeds of crimes. The existence of unoccupied properties also reduces the value of surrounding areas. Local governments and the Land Bank of the Public-Private Partnership have tried to take measures to this problem, but they are not ef
Yuko Nakata is a program-specific assistant professor of Transnational Law at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Her academic interests include the enforceable rights of the mortgagee (the secured creditor) and the effectiveness of foreclosure procedures in mortgage laws. Her current research focuses on the legal issues of unoccupied houses after the foreclosure procedure. She obtains a B.A. at Doshisha University, a Master in Laws at the University of Tokyo, and an LL.M. at the University of London Queen Mary.