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  • they were to be the dream new homes for thousands of Japanese people who wanted a slice of the historic Olympic buzz.

  • Enthusiastic buyers flocked to purchase condos that would house international athletes during the Japan Olympics.

  • But with the event postponed for a year, the buyers initial excitement has turned to dread as they've had their move in date pushed back.

  • Two dozen buyers of the Harumi flag condos in central Tokyo have now started legal action against property managers and sellers and are demanding compensation.

  • One buyer who spoke to Reuters wished to remain anonymous.

  • Before I decided to buy this condo, I had been really indecisive about choosing from various properties in this neighborhood, including detached houses.

  • But eventually I made up my mind, and I thought this condo was the best.

  • Although cancellation is a possible option, I don't want to cancel it because I want to live there.

  • I don't think the way the seller's responding to this issue is appropriate.

  • They refused to answer our questions, and we're not satisfied with such a response.

  • The 37 year old medical researcher, so the delay had ruined his plans of moving in with his partner and parents.

  • He added that his current two bedroom apartment will be too small for the four of them.

  • Harumi Flag is one of the biggest urban renewal projects involving 10 developers, including Mitsui Fudosan Residential.

  • The company said it was responding to individual inquiries.

  • Japan's government paid almost $40 million to rent the buildings for a year to house the Olympic athletes.

  • The lease was later extended for another year until the end of 2021.

  • Many in Japan have qualms about hosting the Olympics, with a recent survey showing that nearly 60% were against holding the games during the health crisis and 77% did not want to allow foreign fans to attend.

they were to be the dream new homes for thousands of Japanese people who wanted a slice of the historic Olympic buzz.

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Buyers of Olympic condos left out in the cold

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/10
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