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Airbnb makes case for home-sharing in Japan as regulation looms

It says it can buoy a stagnant economy and support the 2020 Olympics

Airbnb's rapidly growing service has drawn its share of controversy, pitting landlords against tenants and prompting regulators to take a closer look at its activities.


AIRBNB Inc has gone on a charm offensive in Japan, hoping to drum up support as regulators there debate whether to clamp down on the startup's rapidly expanding operations.

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