Which Japanese city is gaining interest among families and renters? Hint: it’s not in Tokyo

A breakdown of search result data by one Japanese apartment hunting company reveals a big surprise.

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Survey ranks the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Japan’s Kansai region

Here’s where to live the dream in Japan’s western region.

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Cruise Tokyo in comfort for free with Suumo’s cozy taxis, hang out with their fluffy mascot

There are only three of these adorable verdant vehicles out on the streets — flag one down if you get the chance!

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Why are people in their 20s moving outside of Tokyo to Yokohama and other areas?

Expert dishes on important factors that are leading young people to shun living in certain areas of the capital in favor of other suburban centers. 

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Japan’s largest housing website to offer LGBT support in finding tolerant landlords

It may not be the first, but it is easily the largest service of its kind.

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Let the games begin! The “Handsome Man Movers Festival” in Tokyo

Of course, we’re all aware of the rumors about the delivery man bringing more than one, um, package to the house when the husband is away, but it seems that our men in shorts have some competition: movers! With muscular arms, polite smiles, and promises to gently and carefully deal with your most prized possessions, it’s easy to see why some may swoon at the sight of these ripped gents.

Last week, a writer from our Japanese sister-site, Pouch, headed over to the Handsome Man Movers Festival–a competition among eight moving companies organized by Suumo, the famous real estate website. Let’s see how it went!

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