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Private companies take initiative in Japan home-sharing practices

Airbnb helps homeowners heed rules; Keio showcases condo lodgings

The Japanese government wants to make it easier for individuals to rent out spare rooms to travelers.

TOKYO -- As the Japanese government seeks to open up more homes to paying customers looking for a place to lodge, the private sector is already busy carving out a place in the developing home-sharing economy.

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