Trouble Looms for Airbnb in Japan

    Although the number of Airbnb guests in Japan jumped 500 percent last year, the company is still facing issues in the country. Some communities are banning vacation rentals altogether, as they maintain that the public should stay in hotels, not exclusive apartment complexes. Airbnb is also having difficulty with Japanese public authorities, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet nailing down plans to regulate rental services. While the details are still being sorted, CNN Money reports that the rules under discussion include a minimum stay of one week and a limit on how small the room can be. With issues hovering over the short-term rental service, tourists visiting Japan just might opt for a hotel instead. Read more here.

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