The hot commodity of Japan. It’s water. Hokkaido, the Northern most island featuring tons of green forest and underground water! Japan is in the top ten in the world for water and some folks are buying in. The land is cheap.
One water plant near Mt Fuji is exporting most of it’s water to China. “Near Mount Fuji, Osaka-based Seven Yellow pumps 500,000 liters of water a month from a well and exports as much as 80 percent of it to China, where it sells for 150 yen ($1.89) or more a bottle.” (Businessweek – Japan Water)