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Asia-focused PAG to invest up to $8bn in Japan real estate

Resilient market amid pandemic offers enticing returns for private equity firm

Japan's real estate market has been slowed less by the COVID-19 pandemic than those of the U.S. and Europe. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa) 

TOKYO -- The Asia-focused private equity firm PAG will invest up to 840 billion yen ($8 billion) in Japanese real estate over the next four years, Nikkei has learned.

The investment specialist expects companies to sell off properties, along with financial institutions eager to shed bad debts, due to the coronavirus pandemic. PAG will look for desirable assets among these.

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