The Bank of Japan is helping buyers by maintaining interest rates at near zero in an attempt to spur the economy. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan enjoys home sales rush to beat looming tax rise

New housing loans up 14.7pc as buyers take the plunge before increase in sales levy in 2014 adds cost of a Toyota Corolla to the average property

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The Bank of Japan is helping buyers by maintaining interest rates at near zero in an attempt to spur the economy. Photo: Bloomberg
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