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In sharing economy's bad year, Japan startup goes out with a bang

Shares of office renter Space Market surge in Tokyo debut

Room for growth: Space Market matches people looking to hold a meeting with property owners that have available space. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- In a year that saw sharing-economy unicorns Uber Technologies, Lyft and WeWork struggle, a small Japanese startup closed 2019 with an impressive stock market debut.

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