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Tokyo Olympics to put Airbnb 'on the map' in Japan: CEO

Planned listing for shareholder liquidity, not fundraising, says Brian Chesky

"They don't have enough hotels to house everyone," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says of next year's summer Olympics in Tokyo. "Where are all these people going to stay?"

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Airbnb's chief executive is optimistic about the company's prospects in the year ahead, saying he expects next summer's Tokyo Games to provide a much-needed boost in Japan while the home-sharing service heads into its planned stock market flotation with a "very healthy balance sheet."

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