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Japan Brief: Impending end to negative interest rate policy to have limited impact on Japan's real estate investment market

March 14, 2024 10 Minute Read

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Following recent statements made by Governor Kuroda and Policy Board members, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will likely lift its negative interest rate policy at the policy meetings in March or April. While the BoJ’s decision to transition from the ultra-easy monetary policy that it has maintained for over a decade represents a significant milestone, CBRE does not anticipate a major change in real estate investment market conditions, such as a significant increase in cap rates or a substantial decline in transaction volume.