Housing Bubbles: US vs. Japan Twelve Years In

Nearly three years ago, Deejayoh posted a great comparison chart showing how the US housing bubble compared to the housing bubble Japan experienced in the late ’80s and ’90s. Let’s have an updated look at those charts. First up, here’s the chart of the straight-up U.S. and Japan home prices, updated through the latest 2011 […]

Comparing the US and Japanese Housing Bubbles

I have been looking for a graphic that accurately compared the Japanese and US housing bubbles for some time.  Usually when you see this sort of thing, it compares US housing prices to Japanese land prices – as shown below in a chart clipped from the Economist. Comparison of US housing and Japanese land prices. […]