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Rakuten, KDDI breaking into Japan's home-sharing market

Deregulation seen unleashing huge growth in the business

E-commerce giant Rakuten is one of the first wave of Japanese businesses to expand into the home-sharing business following recent deregulation.

TOKYO -- With Japan passing a new law that legalizes home-sharing, Rakuten and KDDI are among a host of companies entering a business that is rich with growth potential.

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