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Japan's home-sharing law gives HomeAway opening in Airbnb fight

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While Airbnb has taken the lead in Japan with 52,000 listings, HomeAway's focus on luxury vacation properties gives the company an advantage as the market expands beyond individuals sharing spare rooms, according to Mr Kimura. 

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JAPAN'S home-sharing market is poised for a shift away from couch-surfing towards professional services after the passage of a law regulating short-term rentals.  The change will help HomeAway play to its strengths in the battle against Airbnb Inc, according to Natsuko Kimura,

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