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Airbnb CEO says 'home sharing is here to stay' in Japan

US company expects growth beyond the 'gray zone' under new law

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PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Airbnb sees potential for Japan's home-sharing market to take off following a legal change in June that will allow the business nationwide, says CEO Brian Chesky.

"We have been in kind of a gray area for quite a long time, and this is basically saying home sharing is here to stay," the co-founder of the world's biggest home-sharing marketplace told The Nikkei in a recent interview.

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