Airbnb lobbies local Japan governments to ease curbs for Olympics

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Olympic stadium from Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, October 31, 2019. Picture taken October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is lobbying local governments in Japan to ease curbs on short-term home rentals during next year’s Tokyo Olympics, seeking to counter a thicket of rules imposed last year. Japan’s short-term home rental market plunged after Japan introduced a law requiring hosts to register with local governments […]

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