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4. Tenure of dwelling and land (Questionnaire B)

"Tenure of dwelling (including occupied buildings other than dwellings in the case of present dwellings) and land" in the table marked "L" are defined as cases in which the holder of the title deed is a member of the household (including head of household). Cases of joint holders of the title deed are also included.

TITLE DEED TO DWELLING AND SITE

The holder(s) of the title deed to the dwelling for household living in owned house and the name (s) on the registry for the owned site are classified as follows:

Member of Household (Including Head of Household)

Cases in which the holder of the title deed is a member of the household and cases in which the joint holders of the title deed are members of the household (including head of household).

Jointly with Members of Other Household and/or Corporation

Cases in which the joint holders of the title deed are a member of the household and a member of another household (such as a relative, friend, acquaintance, or colleague, etc. who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood), and/or company, corporation, etc.

Spouse, Parent, Etc. Who Does Not Share the Dwelling or the Livelihood

Cases in which the holder of the title deed is a spouse, parent, grandparent, or child who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood

Members of Other Household and/or Corporation

Cases in which the holder of the title deed is a relative not listed above (such as an aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, or sibling who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood); a person other than a relative; company; corporation; etc.

TENURE STATE OF DWELLING AND/OR LAND

The "tenure state of dwelling and/or land" is classified as follows.

1.Owning site of present dwelling

(1)Owning present dwelling
a.Owning additional dwellings
b.Owning additional dwelling sites, etc.
c.Owning farm land and/or mountain forest
d.Owning additional dwellings and dwelling site, etc.
e.Owning additional dwelling and farm land and/or mountain forest
f.Owning additional dwelling site, etc. and farm land and/or mountain forest
g.Owning additional dwelling, dwelling site, etc. and farm land and/or mountain forest
h.Not owning
(2)Not owning present dwelling
a.Owning dwellings other than present dwellings
b.Owning lands other than site of present dwelling
c.Not owning

2.Not owning site of present dwelling

(1)Owning present dwelling
a.Owning dwellings other than present dwellings
b.Owning lands other than site of present dwelling
c.Not owning
(2)Not owning present dwelling
a.Owning dwellings other than present dwellings
b.Owning lands other than site of present dwelling
c.Not owning
Cases in which a member of the household owned a part of the dwelling or land, etc. are classified as "owned." Cases in which the dwelling or land has been recently acquired but has not yet been registered and cases in which the dwelling or land is being purchased in installments and the loan payments has not yet been completed are classified as "owned."

OWNED DWELLING AND LAND OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING

"Owned dwelling other than present dwelling" is defined as dwellings owned other than the dwelling or buildings other than dwellings the household is currently occupying.
"Owned land other than present dwelling" is defined as land (including farm/mountain/forest land, residential land lots, commercial land lots, plains, wilderness, ponds and swamps) owned other than the site for the dwelling or buildings other than dwellings the household is currently occupying.

MAIN USE OF DWELLING OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING

"The main uses of owned dwellings other than present dwellings" are classified as follows:

For Relative

Dwelling occupied by a relative who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood.

As Second Dwellings or Villas

Dwelling that is used occasionally, such as after late nights at work, and dwellings used to escape the hot or cold weather and for relaxation during weekends and vacations.

For Rent

Dwelling that is being rented out and dwelling owned for the purpose of being rented out.

Others

Dwelling that is currently vacant due to sale and dwelling that is usually only used during the day by the household.

AREA OF FLOOR SPACE OF DWELLING OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING

For definition, please refer to the "Area of Floor Space" under the "Living Quarters".

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL OF DWELLING OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING

For definition, please refer to the "Construction Material" under the "Living Quarters".

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF DWELLING OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING

For definition, please refer to the "Year of Construction" under the "Living Quarters".

LOCATION OF OWNED DWELLING OTHER THAN PRESENT DWELLING, AND OWNED LAND OTHER THAN THE SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

The location of the dwelling and the land to own is classified as follows:

The same shi(city),ku(ward),machi(town) or mura(village) as the present dwelling

The location of the dwelling and the land to own is the same shi(city), ku(ward), machi(town) or mura(village) as the present living dwelling.

The same prefecture

The location of the dwelling and the land to own is the same prefecture as the present living dwelling.

Other prefecture

The location of the dwelling and the land to own is the other prefecture as the present living dwelling.

TENURE TYPE OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

"Dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is defined as residential land lots, commercial land lots, plains, wilderness, ponds and swamps other than farm/mountain/forest land owned by the household.
"The tenure type of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is classified as follows:

Member of Household (Including Head of Household)

Cases in which the holder of the title deed is a member of the household and cases in which the joint holders of the title deed are members of the household (including head of household).

Jointly with Members of Other Household and/or Corporation

Cases in which the joint holders of the title deed are a member of the household and a member of another household (such as a relative, friend, acquaintance, or colleague, etc. who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood) and/or company, corporation, etc.

METHOD OF ACQUISITION OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

"The method of acquisition of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is classified as follows:
Cases in which the dwelling site, etc. was purchased are classified according to the entity from which the dwelling site, etc. was directly purchased rather than the agent. Cases in which the dwelling site, etc. was acquired using more than one method, are classified based on the method used to acquire the portion with the largest area of the site.

Purchased from Central or Local Government

Purchase of a dwelling site, etc. owned by the central or local government.

Purchased from Public Corporation

Purchase of a dwelling site, etc. owned by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation or from housing supply corporations, housing associations, or development corporations of prefectures or municipalities.

Purchased from Juridical Person Such As a Company

Purchase of a dwelling site, etc. owned by a juridical person such as a private company.

Purchased from an Individual

Purchase of a dwelling site, etc. owned by an individual.

Acquired by Inheritance or Grant

Acquisition of a dwelling site, etc. by inheritance or grant.

Others

Other than the above-mentioned cases, purchase as an equivalence exchange for land or purchase of land owned by an organization other than a corporation.

YEAR OF ACQUISITION OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

"The year of acquisition of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is defined as the year when the respondent purchased, was transferred, or inherited the dwelling site, etc.
In cases where a rented dwelling site, etc. was purchased, the year of purchase is recorded.

USE OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

"The use of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is classified as follows:

Used Mainly as a Building Site

Detached House Used Exclusively for Living

Detached houses built solely for the purpose of living.

Detached House Used also for Commerce or Other Purpose

Detached houses built with a dwelling portion and a portion with facilities for business purposes, such as a shop, workshop, or office.

Apartments and Tenement Houses

Apartments, condominiums, tenement houses, terrace houses, etc.

Office/Shop

Offices, business establishments, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Factory/Warehouse

Factories, workshops, mining stations, warehouses, storehouses, etc.

Building-Type Parking Garage

Buildings used only as parking garages (including elevator type and gondola type parking towers) composed of more than one story and having a roof, pillars, and walls, etc. One story parking garage buildings that have a solid construction, including a roof, pillars, and walls, etc., are also included.

Others

Buildings other than the above.

Used Mainly for Purposes Other than Building Site

Outdoor Parking Place

Used as an outdoor parking lot (no building).

Materials Yard

Used as a materials yard (no building). Cases in which a building is constructed on the site and there is also a materials yard are recorded under the category of "factory/warehouse."

Others

Roads, playgrounds, and other cases in which no building is constructed and the use of the site is not covered by one of the above.

Not Used (Vacant Lot, Wilderness, Etc.)

Land that is not used for a particular purpose, including vacant lots, plains, wilderness, ponds and swamps.

OWNER OF BUILDING OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

This item applies only to cases in which the dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling is currently being used mainly as a building site.

Owned by His / Her Household

Cases in which the building is owned by a member of the household or is jointly owned by members of the household.

Owned by Spouse, Parent, Etc. Who Does Not Share the Dwelling or the Livelihood

Cases in which the building is owned by a spouse, parent, grandparent, or child, etc. who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood.

Owned by Other Household and/or Corporation

Cases in which the building is owned by a relative not listed above (such as an aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, or sibling who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood); a person other than a relative; a company; a corporation; etc.

MAIN USER OF DWELLING SITE, ETC. OTHER THAN SITE OF PRESENT DWELLING

"Main user of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is defined as the person or juridical person who continuously uses the dwelling site, etc. owned by the household. "Main user of dwelling site, etc. other than site of present dwelling" is classified as follows:

Used by His / Her Household

Cases in which the dwelling site, etc. is used by a member of the household.

Used by Spouse, Parent, Etc. Who Does Not Share the Dwelling or the Livelihood

Cases in which the dwelling site, etc. is used by a spouse, parent, grandparent, or child, etc. who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood.

Owned by Other Household and/or Corporation

Cases in which the dwelling site,etc. is used by a relative not listed above (such as an aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, or sibling who does not share the dwelling or the livelihood), a person other than a relative; a company; a corporation; etc.

NUMBER OF TENURE LOTS OF LAND

Regarding the number of tenure such as dwelling site, etc., one lot in succession was compiled as one unit. However, even in the lot in succession, if the lots consists two or more lots of different types of tenure, each lot of different types of tenure is compiled as one case.
In the case of farm/mountain/forest, the land was compiled as one case for each of shi(city), ku (ward), machi(town), mura(village),in which the land owned is located.

AREA OF TENURE

The area of the tenure means the total area of lands (such as "dwelling site, etc.", "farm land" and "mountain/forest"), that are shares owned by members of household.

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